Mayor Bans Elderly From Entering Rio Bank Branches

On March 22nd, Crivella decreed the closure of bank branches and most commerce in Rio, but reversed in relation to the banks.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Muncipal Civil Secretary, Ailton Cardoso, explained that the purpose of the decree is to reduce the risk of exposure of the elderly to crowds and thus contact with the Covid-19. The decree provides that banks must provide alternative services to users.

"The decree is in line with recommendations from the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization to avoid exposing the elderly. The fact is that today virtually all transactions may be made without needing to go to a bank branch, either over the Internet or by telephone. We have left the official . . .

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