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 . . .