Rio Public Defenders File Suit Challenging Mayor’s Decree Reopening Part of Commerce

According to the Defender's Office, "the decree's flexibility is not backed up by any technical study that would justify it, in order to meet the current health needs".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio Public Defender's Office filed a civil class action against the city government to suspend the effects of the decree permitting building supplies stores and lottery houses to reopen as of March 27th.

According to the Defender's Office, "the decree's flexibility is not backed up by any technical study that would justify it, in order to meet the current health needs". The entity finds that the decree "runs entirely counter to sanitary measures, which oppose the opening of venues with potential for crowding of people".

The Defender's Office further calls on . . .

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