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Brazil: Sao Paulo reopens bars and barbers while COVID cases continue to rise02:59

Brazil: Sao Paulo reopens bars and barbers while COVID cases continue to rise

Brazil, Sao Paulo
July 6, 2020 at 20:32 GMT -00:00 · Published

Bars, restaurants and beauty salons reopened on Monday in Sao Paulo after 104 days of coronavirus lockdown, as the pandemic reaches its peak in the city.

Sao Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil, is now in the "yellow phase" of the state plan for gradual reopening of the economy, which allows some business to open under restrictions, as seen in the footage.

"We lacked government aid to keep us afloat, mainly when it comes to rent, taxes and the bills that keep coming, we have many overdue bills, this reopening is still misleading, running on 40 per cent capacity and six hours of work is not enough, we are used to have full house for breakfast, lunch and happy hour, but that's what we can do now. Our hands are tied and we dance to the tune," said Lucas, a cafe owner.

According to the state governor, the number of COVID-19 cases in Sao Paulo is still increasing, but the disease is progressing at a slower pace.

The state of Sao Paulo has had over 323,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and at least 16,134 deaths with the disease since the beginning of the pandemic, according to data released by the State Health Secretariat on Monday. There were 56 new deaths and 2,891 confirmed cases in the last 24 hours.

Brazil: Sao Paulo reopens bars and barbers while COVID cases continue to rise02:59
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Bars, restaurants and beauty salons reopened on Monday in Sao Paulo after 104 days of coronavirus lockdown, as the pandemic reaches its peak in the city.

Sao Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil, is now in the "yellow phase" of the state plan for gradual reopening of the economy, which allows some business to open under restrictions, as seen in the footage.

"We lacked government aid to keep us afloat, mainly when it comes to rent, taxes and the bills that keep coming, we have many overdue bills, this reopening is still misleading, running on 40 per cent capacity and six hours of work is not enough, we are used to have full house for breakfast, lunch and happy hour, but that's what we can do now. Our hands are tied and we dance to the tune," said Lucas, a cafe owner.

According to the state governor, the number of COVID-19 cases in Sao Paulo is still increasing, but the disease is progressing at a slower pace.

The state of Sao Paulo has had over 323,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and at least 16,134 deaths with the disease since the beginning of the pandemic, according to data released by the State Health Secretariat on Monday. There were 56 new deaths and 2,891 confirmed cases in the last 24 hours.

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