RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After weeks of milder measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic, São Paulo governor João Doria announced on Wednesday, March 3rd, that the entire state of São Paulo will revert to the red phase, the most restrictive of the quarantine, from midnight (Brasília time) next Saturday, March 6th.
In practice, the change provides that only essential economic sectors, such as pharmacies, supermarkets and public transportation will operate, as was the case last year when quarantine was introduced in the state. Because of a change made earlier this week, churches will also be allowed . . .