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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The number of women murdered in the home has virtually doubled in the state of São Paulo during the quarantine to tackle the novel coronavirus pandemic, compared to the same period last year.

Since March 24th - when the closing of businesses, bars, and restaurants in the state became effective - to April 13th, 16 women have been murdered inside their homes. During the same period in 2019, nine deaths were recorded under this same condition, according to an examination of reports recorded in the state.

In the year to date there have been 55 women murdered . . .

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