Despite public holidays and red phase, isolation does not exceed 51% in São Paulo

Even though the São Paulo City Hall has anticipated holidays this year and in 2022 to contain the transmission of Covid-19, the measure had little effect over the past week.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At its peak, social isolation in the city reached 50% on Easter Sunday, April 4th, lower than on Sunday, March 21st, when it reached 51% - on other days of the holiday, the rate did not exceed 47%. Since March, the state, which has been in red phase, registered 51% isolation on a religious day but failed to break the 47% barrier on the other days.

According to infectologists and epidemiologists, the minimum percentage of isolation should be 70% for the measure to contain the coronavirus spread effectively. The mega-holiday spanned ten days - from Friday, March . . .

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