Brasília Relaxes Quarantine as Ceilândia Neighborhood Multiplies Covid-19 Deaths

The outbreak in Ceilândia sounds the alarm within the administration of Governor Ibaneis Rocha, who decided to reopen shopping malls on May 27th.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The peak of the coronavirus pandemic is not expected to reach the nation's capital until mid-July. Before that, however, the Ibaneis Rocha government has already started an open-and-shut stage designed to interfere with the spread of the disease.

Perhaps the most telling example of this policy is Ceilândia, located some 30 kilometers from the Three Powers Square, the heart of the Brazilian capital's political power. It is the most populous satellite city in Brasília, with almost 500,000 inhabitants, one in every five residents in the Federal District.

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