RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As of 9 PM on Monday, March 15th, the five municipalities in the metropolitan region of Belém will go into lockdown, with only essential services working. The measure was announced yesterday evening, March 14th, by the governor of Pará, Helder Barbalho, and will be in effect initially for 7 days.
In order to contain the spread of the covid-19 pandemic in the capital city of Pará, the measure is applicable to Belém and the municipalities of Ananindeua, Benevides, Marituba and Santa Barbara. In these black-flagged locations, only one member of each household . . .