Commerce Allowed in Covid-19 Case-Free Cities in Rio State

Municipalities will need to maintain strict transmission barriers.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Municipalities in the state of Rio de Janeiro that have no recorded or suspected cases of Covid-19, and that are able to maintain strict health barriers may permit the opening of stores.

The authorization was granted by a decree from Governor Wilson Witzel, which was published yesterday. However, rules to prevent crowds are retained and public and private schools must remain closed. So far, 28 municipalities within the state have been included in this situation, but the number of cities may change daily, depending on epidemiological data.

According to Edmar Santos, the state Secretary of . . .

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