On Sunday, Brazil recorded more new coronavirus deaths than any other country in the world: 653 — with a total number of 22,666 casualties. Still, most Brazilian states and municipalities resist the idea of a strict lockdown. In São Paulo, for example, a six-day “weekend” was created to raise social isolation rates, to no avail. And on a federal level, the government continues to bash even the mildest isolation policies. To avoid keeping people at home against their will — except to perform essential activities — a handful of local administrators from various ends of the political spectrum have tried something different: Covid-19-induced prohibition.