SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The São Paulo City Hall passed in an extraordinary virtual session on Monday, May 18th, a bill allowing the anticipation of municipal holidays in the city of São Paulo by means of a decree from the Executive Branch during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The bill was approved by 37 votes in favor, 14 against, and one abstention.

The bill submitted by Mayor Bruno Covas is aimed at increasing social isolation through a "bridge holiday" this week. Covas said that the extended holiday will run between Wednesday, May 20th and Sunday, May 25th. To this . . .

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