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Without flattening the curve, São Paulo and Rio to reopen

São Paulo and Rio reopen — and we should see impacts in no time. A pivotal Supreme Court trial for President Bolsonaro. And Petrobras’ plan to resume activities.

Beware of the reopening

Before ever really shutting down its economy to contain the coronavirus, Brazil is accelerating its reopening process, with its two largest cities set to resume business this week. Street commerce will begin operating again in São Paulo — with reduced hours and under several sanitary conditions — two weeks after Governor João Doria announced a “gradual reopening.” In Rio de Janeiro, authorities won an appeal and may authorize the...

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