Mayor Crivella Extends Social Isolation in Rio de Janeiro into May

The Mayor did not set a date, but said isolation will only start to be relaxed when the incidence of covid-19 cases starts to drop in the city. For now, the case curve is rising.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The social isolation measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in the city of Rio de Janeiro, which would end on Thursday, April 30th, will be extended to the month of May, according to the city's Mayor, Marcelo Crivella.

The decree banning schools in the municipal network and part of commerce has been in effect since March 24th and will be maintained for a period not yet reported by Crivella.

Asked about how long the decree of isolation would be extended, the Mayor did not set a date. Rather, he said isolation will . . .

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