São Paulo Governor Speaks of Fines, Imprisonment If Isolation Fails to Meet Target

Governor João Doria said he will toughen measures in São Paulo should the population fail to comply with the guidelines of social isolation during the Easter holiday.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Earlier, the Governor had already stated that the rate of people complying with quarantine to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in the state is dropping. According to the governor, fines and even prison sentences will be applied if levels fail to improve.

"We'll do the test this weekend. If we do not raise the level of people in quarantine - which today is 50 percent - to 60 percent and move to 70 percent as of Monday, April 13th, not only the state government but also the city of São Paulo, will enforce stricter . . .

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