RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo Crivella, announced on Monday, May 11th, a set of new restrictions to try to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic in the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro.
Classified by the Mayor himself as a "semi lockdown," the measures include a ban on human and vehicle traffic in central areas of a number of neighborhoods in the northern and western zones, a ban on parking along the southern waterfront, on shopping in the favelas and even on betting on lottery houses. Bars, snack bars, and . . .