São Paulo government refutes reopening plan

. May 26, 2020
São Paulo prepares to reopen as of June 1 Photo: Thiago Leite/Shutterstock

The São Paulo state government has denied details of a reopening plan reported earlier by GloboNews. The cable news station detailed a four-step program that would be enforced from June 1 on. “The information is wrong. It would suffice to observe that the report mentioned the reopening of hotels — which were never closed,” said the governor’s office, in a statement.

The São Paulo state has reaffirmed more details on the opening plan will be provided in a press briefing on May 27.

GloboNews reported that, to be able to gradually resume operations, each region of the state would have to meet the following criteria: 

  • Isolation levels higher than 55 percent;
  • Intensive care occupancy rate below 60 percent;
  • A continuous drop in confirmed Covid-19 cases for 14 straight days.

This post has been updated at 2:02 pm.

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Natália Scalzaretto

Natália Scalzaretto has worked for companies such as Santander Brasil and Reuters, where she covered news ranging from commodities to technology. Before joining The Brazilian Report, she worked as an editor for Trading News, the information division from the TradersClub investor community.

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