São Paulo

May 25, 2020
Governor João Doria announced he intends to extend quarantine in São Paulo state from June 1 onward, but this time in an “intelligent way,” accounting for the situation in each individual region. More details are set to come in...

CoronavirusMay 22, 2020

São Paulo lawmakers reject lockdown proposal

The São Paulo State Congress approved a bill to...

CoronavirusMay 21, 2020

São Paulo lawmakers could approve a lockdown

The São Paulo State Congress will vote today on...

CoronavirusMay 20, 2020

Covid-19 growth in São Paulo state four times higher outside state capital

The growth of Covid-19 cases in São Paulo state...
Courts block trips to the coast

Coronavirus May 20, 2020

Courts block trips to the coast

On Workers’ Day (May 1), cities along the coast of São Paulo saw massive traffic jams created by tourists who saw the three-day weekend...
Beware of São Paulo's mega holiday: don't skip the bills

Coronavirus May 20, 2020

Beware of São Paulo’s mega holiday: don’t skip the bills

Whenever a bill’s due date falls on a holiday or weekend, the deadline for payment is pushed to the following business day. However, that...
São Gualter Avenue, wooded street in São Paulo

Coronavirus May 19, 2020

Study suggests alternate lockdowns in São Paulo

São Paulo Governor João Doria has resisted placing the state — or even its capital — under a full-scale lockdown. As we explained in today’s...
Woman walks in São Paulo. Photo: Nelson Antoine/Shutterstock

Brazil Daily May 19, 2020

São Paulo not working for a lockdown

Why São Paulo has avoided a full-scale lockdown that is well overdue. Brazil's growing Covid-19 curve. And the impacts of the pandemic...
To encourage social isolation, São Paulo could create 6-day 'weekend'

Coronavirus May 18, 2020

To encourage social isolation, São Paulo could create 6-day ‘weekend’

Politicians in São Paulo are bending over backward to avoid a full-scale lockdown in Brazil’s most-populated city, with the local healthcare network approaching collapse....
são paulo lockdown

Coronavirus May 18, 2020

São Paulo governor: lockdown plan ready, but won’t happen yet

The state of São Paulo has already prepared a protocol for a full-scale lockdown, though it will only be deployed if social isolation measures...
Bolsonaro against lockdown: "It's war"

Coronavirus May 14, 2020

Bolsonaro against lockdown: “It’s war”

President Jair Bolsonaro is gambling on business owners to “lobby hard” against a lockdown in the state of São Paulo — the industrial heart...
São Paulo Mayor taken into hospital, not Covid-19

Coronavirus May 14, 2020

São Paulo Mayor taken into hospital, not Covid-19

São Paulo Mayor Bruno Covas was hospitalized this Wednesday due to abdominal pain, according to newspaper Folha de S.Paulo. His medical report stated he...
São Paulo Governor says lockdown is still an option

Coronavirus May 13, 2020

São Paulo Governor says lockdown is still an option

São Paulo Governor João Doria said this Wednesday that a full-scale lockdown in the city “cannot be ruled out,” even though it is not...
Lockdown in São Paulo "inevitable," says study

Coronavirus May 12, 2020

Lockdown in São Paulo “inevitable,” says study

Researchers at the University of Campinas say that a strict lockdown will be inevitable in the state of São Paulo unless social isolation rates...
Following São Paulo, Rio also extends quarantine

Coronavirus May 09, 2020

Following São Paulo, Rio also extends quarantine

Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel announced his state will extend quarantine rules until May 31, following a similar move taken earlier by the...
quarantine são paulo

Coronavirus May 08, 2020

São Paulo extends quarantine

After previously announcing a “slow-and-steady” process to reopen São Paulo’s economy, scheduled to begin on May 11, Governor João Dória has backpedaled and opted instead...
são paulo david uip

Coronavirus May 08, 2020

São Paulo changes leading Covid-19 expert

Infectious diseases expert David Uip has stepped down as head of the São Paulo Covid-19 Committee. He has experienced “heart problems requiring treatment,” attributing...
spending graft scheme

Coronavirus May 07, 2020

Four arrested in Covid-19 graft scheme; São Paulo to monitor spending

Police in Rio de Janeiro arrested four people, including the state’s former Deputy Health Secretary Gabriell Neves, for taking part in a scheme to...
How São Paulo can avoid a Covid-19 collapse

Society May 07, 2020

How São Paulo can avoid a Covid-19 collapse

São Paulo is home to 30 percent of the country's Covid-19 cases. Yet, its health system has remained resilient. For now
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