RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministry of Health announced that as of next Monday, April 13th, the country's municipalities and states that have not exceeded the 50 percent occupancy rate of health services may begin a transition to a format where only a few groups are quarantined, a measure that has become known as vertical isolation.

The measure was advocated in statements by President Jair Bolsonaro. The Ministry believes that each state and municipality faces the pandemic differently and, therefore, differentiated actions should be implemented in relation to social distancing, based on different virus circulation scenarios.

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