Santa Catarina announces curfew to contain coronavirus spread

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Governor Carlos Moisés and his lieutenant, Daniela Reinehr. Photo: Ricardo Wolffenbüttel/Secom

The southern state of Santa Catarina will enforce a curfew for the next 15 days as a way of curbing the spread of Covid-19. 

The move follows a decision by the neighboring state of Paraná, which enforces a curfew between 11 pm and 5 am.

Local authorities reinforced the necessity of using face masks — which are mandatory throughout Brazil — and limited the capacity of public transport to 70 percent. 

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