The governor of the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, Wilson Witzel, one of the most affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the country, has announced that he will continue to be detained until May 31 after Joao Doria has announced this. the governor of Sao Paulo.
The secretary of the Rio de Janeiro civil house, André Moura, has confirmed that the government will use “detention” if necessary. “Health is the most important thing. The economy will recover. If necessary, we will apply a restriction, but not at this time, because the isolation measures are already very strict and we are intensifying the inspection to comply with them,” said Moura. according to information from the G1 news portal.
Previous measures included discontinuing a number of activities, such as celebrations, school and college visits, and state-owned beach pools. Also access to cinemas and theaters, sporting events, visits to prisons or relatives who are infected by the corona virus as a result of the pandemic.
In Rio de Janeiro, health authorities have so far registered 15,741 coronavirus infections and 1,503 pandemic deaths.
Brazil is approaching 10,000 deaths and has registered 751 in the last 24 hours, increasing the number of deaths specifically to 9,897. As of Friday, there were 145,328 confirmed cases of Covid-19 infection count.