On the evening of April 4th, local time, the court in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, issued a decree prohibiting the city from resuming offline teaching from April 6. Schools that violate the ban on reopening will be fined Rs 50,000 (about $10k).
Previously, on April 2, the city government of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, announced that the current epidemic prevention restriction order would be extended for another week until April 9, but schools can resume offline teaching from April 6. The municipal government’s decision was opposed by some educational groups and parents in society.
As of the evening of April 4, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rio, Brazil, has reached nearly 230,000, the death toll exceeded 20,000, and an average of 167 people were waiting for an intensive care bed.
The situation in Rio is even more precipitous, with a total of about 660,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and the average number of patients waiting for an intensive care bed reached 682.