RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - São Paulo has changed phases. Amid a pandemic that has already claimed over 13,000 lives and infected at least 340,000 people in the city with Covid-19, the largest city in Brazil transitioned on Friday from the Yellow to the Green Phase - the second least restrictive - of the plan developed by the State Government to fight the novel coronavirus. The capital, together with five other regions (Campinas, Sorocaba, Piracicaba, Taubaté and Baixada Santista) that have moved to green, have 76 percent of the state population.
In practice, this means that starting this Saturday . . .