São Paulo State Extends Quarantine to May 10th

The extension intends to avoid the "collapse of public and private healthcare", since some hospitals already have over 80 percent of their ICU beds occupied.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The governor of São Paulo, João Doria, announced on Friday the extension of quarantine throughout the state until May 10th. All cities in São Paulo have had their non-essential services suspended since the first day of quarantine on March 24th.

This is the second time that the São Paulo government has announced the deferral of the end of suspension. The isolation rules will be the same as established from the beginning, allowing sectors such as pharmacies, markets, hospitals, and the whole industrial sector, to remain open, as well as bars, restaurants . . .

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