With new record of Covid-19 cases and restriction on trade in São Paulo, governor lowers taxes

São Paulo registered 17,942 new infections in the last 24 hours and the governor focuses on productive sectors in an attempt to mitigate the impact of quarantine measures.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The target of protests last weekend and faced with the likelihood that even stricter restrictions will be implemented in the coming days due to the coronavirus pandemic, São Paulo governor João Doria focused on the state's productive sectors and on Wednesday, March 17th, announced tax exemptions and more credit for commercial businesses.

The measure also seems to pave the way for a more restrictive phase in the state, which registered a new record of Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours (17,942) and maintained a high number of deaths (617 in . . .

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