Mayor Bruno Covas announced that state and municipal parks in the city of São Paulo will be allowed to open on weekends as of next Saturday. Parks had previously been reopened in July, but with reduced hours and from Monday to Friday only. City administrators expanded opening hours in August, but the population complained that parks were still closed on weekends.
As of Saturday, parks will open and permit up to 60 percent of their maximum occupancy. Hand sanitizer will be available at all entrances, and visitors must use masks and have their temperature checked by park employees.