On the afternoon of December 4th, local time, Acting Governor Castro of the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro and the mayor of Rio City, Crivira, announced that all public schools in the state capital Rio de Janeiro would be closed and returned to the previous online teaching state.
At the same time, Rio State will add 400 inpatient beds for COVID-19 patients, and Rio will also add 170 inpatient beds and 50 intensive care beds.
At the press conference on the same day, Krivella also announced that Rio’s large shopping malls would be allowed to open 24 hours a day before the end of the year. He said that the move was to avoid overcrowding in the shopping mall before the New Year.
At the previous day’s meeting, experts from the Rio Municipal Health Science Committee and the Cruise Foundation put forward a series of recommendations for response, including school closures, a ban on beach sunbathing, a ban on crowd gatherings, shortening the business hours of bars and restaurants, and strengthening the inspection of people wearing masks at public transportation stations and vehicles.
Check and wait. Scientists at the Cruz Foundation also warned that technical data show that the city of Rio’s health system has faced a complete collapse.