Amid the imminent collapse in its health system caused by the rapid escalation of the transmission of the new coronavirus, São Paulo's government decreed a tougher "emergency phase" of its plan to combat the pandemic.
The restrictions will start in four days, on Monday (15), and initially, they will last for 15 days. The picture painted by Governor João Doria (PSDB) and other authorities was the most grim, and the measures, the most restrictive so far in the health crisis.
At least 42 people have died waiting for beds in the state in the first 11 days of this month alone. According to government data, ICUs in 53 municipalities were completely full this Thursday, 21 more than on Monday (8).
Starting Monday, there will be a curfew from 8 pm to 5 am, during which time people are expected to stay at home.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon