Rio de Janeiro’s Governor and Mayor Battle Over Social Distancing

Governor Witzel opposes Mayor Crivella's easing restrictions and allowing municipal school system children to return to regular classes on April 13th.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The measures announced by some Brazilian governors of social distancing and quarantine have led to tension between these executives and the mayors of the cities in their states. One of the biggest battles has been between Rio de Janeiro state governor, Wilson Witzel, and the mayor of the city of Rio, Marcelo Crivella.

This past week, Witzel criticized and rejected any discussion of the easing of the restrictive measures to combat the coronavirus hinted by Mayor Crivella. The mayor suggested that he was deciding whether or not to allow municipal school system schoolchildren to return to . . .

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