Rio Governor Announces Mass Testing, Discards Lockdown: ‘We Won’t Close Anything”

Rio de Janeiro is experiencing an increase in the number of cases and deaths, and ICU beds occupancy in public hospitals reached 93%.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The interim governor of Rio de Janeiro, Claudio Castro, announced on Tuesday, Novmber 24th, that the state will implement mass testing to fight the increase in the number of Covid-19 deaths and cases. Despite the growth, Castro discarded implementing more restrictive measures in the state - the so-called lockdown - for the time being and pledged to intensify inspection.

The acting governor's announcement comes at a time when Rio de Janeiro is recording an increase in the number of Covid deaths and cases in the state. The rolling average of deaths on Tuesday showed a . . .

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