RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The governor of Rio, Wilson Witzel , announced the extension of social isolation in the state for another 15 days, starting next Monday, March 30th, due to the coronavirus pandemic. "I will not be responsible for the deaths of thousands of people," he said on Friday, March 27th, in a live broadcast on Facebook.
Along with Rio's Health Secretary Edmar Santos, Witzel announced the decree and urged the population to remain at home and maintain social distancing, noting the death toll in Spain and Italy and the maintenance of restrictive measures in the United States. "From . . .