São Paulo: Public Transportation Jam-packed on First Day of 24/7 Car Use Restrictions

Under the newly expanded rules, the 24/7 restriction will be based on odd- and even-numbered license plates. Health experts alert to the risk of contagion from Covid-19 on public transportation.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Public transports in São Paulo recorded crowded buses, trains, and subways on the morning of the first day of more stringent municipal vehicle rotation, a measure designed to discourage people from traveling and to reduce the Covid-19 rate of spread.

The city reported it had deployed 1,000 additional municipal buses and another 600 in reserve, to be activated if required.

In some cases, the reinforcement worked, with no overcrowding, but in others the buses were still packed, particularly early in the morning.

According to international studies, after hospital environments, public transport is one . . .

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