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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The cities of Niterói and São Gonçalo, in Greater Rio, started a lockdown of roads on Monday, May 11th, as a measure to try to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The lockdown of part of the city caused large traffic jams in Niterói's access and exit avenues. Initially, the lockdown will be enforced until Friday, May 15th.

In the city of Rio de Janeiro, access to some of the main streets of the west and north zone neighborhoods should be similarly restricted this week.

By late Monday morning, Rio . . .

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