Swedish Strategy Fails; Curitiba Shuts Down Bars and Parks to Halt Covid-19 Spread

Daily cases have tripled in a week and Parana's capital starts Monday under new rules. City Hall does not rule out lockdown if a flattening of the Covid-19 curve is not achieved.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the novel coronavirus pandemic under control in early May, Curitiba was in a comfortable situation compared to other capital cities that were suffering from the collapse of their health systems. So much so that, at the time, Mayor Rafael Greca declared on Twitter that the people from Curitiba were "following the Swedish model, recommended by the W.H.O".

"We had no lockdown, trusting people's intelligence", in reference to the strategy adopted by Sweden . . .

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