São Paulo State Reduces Bar Open Hours but Extends Shopping Mall Hours

According to the government, the measure aims to prevent end-of-year shopping crowds and to reduce contagion among young people.

SÃO PAUO, BRAZIL - The government of São Paulo state has introduced an extraordinary alteration to the state's quarantine. From Saturday, December 12th, bars will be forced to close by 8 PM, two hours earlier than before. Shopping malls and street commerce had their opening hours extended from 10 to 12 hours. In both cases, capacity limits remain at 40%. The measure is effective for 30 days.

Restaurants are allowed to operate up to 10 PM, but alcoholic beverage service must be finished by 8 PM. According to the government, the aim of the measure is to prevent . . .

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