Amazonas State Announces Movement Restrictions Due to Surging COVID-19 Cases

The announcement came following a request from the Public Ministry after the city's oxygen supplies were depleted due to 100 percent occupancy in hospitals in the state capital of Manaus.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Xinhua) Unnecessary movement as well as non-essential activities will be banned for seven days starting from Monday, January 25th, in the face of the collapse of the health system due to the surge in the cases of COVID-19, Wilson Lima, governor of the Brazilian state of Amazonas announced on Saturday.

"The movement of people will be prohibited, which does not mean cutting off their right to come and go, but they can only leave out of extreme necessity, such as going to the doctor, the supermarket or being authorized to work," said the governor . . .

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