Brazil on Lockdown: New Rules for Most Heavily Affected Cities

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, northern and northeastern states have moved ahead and decreed lockdowns in municipalities with the imminent collapse of their health care systems.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite not being the epicenter of the novel coronavirus in Brazil, a number of northern and northeastern states stepped forward and were the first to implement a lockdown, the total blocking of activities, as a strategy to fight the advance of the pandemic in the regions.

Last week they decreed the total isolation of the following states: Maranhão, governed by Flávio Dino; Pará, governed by Hélder Barbalho; and Ceará, governed by Camilo Santana.

Maranhão

Flávio Dino had been giving indications since mid-April that he was preparing for the . . .

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