Piauí passes “prohibition” law during long weekend

Piauí passes "prohibition" law during long weekend

Piauí Governor Wellington Dias said his state will pass a prohibition -like decree prohibiting alcohol consumption until Sunday, May 17. According to Mr. Dias, the goal is to avoid social gatherings at bars and other public spaces during the local three-day weekend starting on May 15. Consumption at home is still permitted.

Mr. Dias announced additional social distancing measures to curb the spread of Covid-19. Intercity bus travel is prohibited for the weekend, while banks will be closed and work on construction sites must be put on hold. As of this Thursday, Piauí had reported 1,784 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 60 deaths. Around 46 percent of the state’s intensive care units are occupied.