One Million Passengers Return to Public Transportation in São Paulo Amid Insecurity Worries

The number of public transportation users in the metropolitan region reaches three million with the start of resumption, one third of the total pre-health crisis. Fear of infection by the novel coronavirus is constant.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since the start of the spread of coronavirus in Brazil, Gabriela Mourato only stopped working when she became infected in April.

The young woman, a bank employee, an activity considered essential during the pandemic, spent three days in a hospital after experiencing shortness of breath and then quarantined at home until she recovered. A resident of Embú das Artes, 30 km from the capital, she needs to travel by bus, subway and train to get to work.

"All transportation have been more crowded in the past few weeks, I'm still very scared, even though I . . .

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