Coronavirus: Restrictive measures remain in force in the state until April 15

The State Government has extended the restrictive measures to deal with the pandemic that have been in force since March 10 for another 15 days. O decree 7.230 / 21, signed by Governor Carlos Massa Ratinho Junior this Wednesday (31), extends the restriction period until 5 am on April 15 and brings some changes, such as, for example, the permission for shopping centers and non-essential commerce can serve on Saturdays in delivery and drive thru modalities.

The rules only do not apply to Curitiba and the Metropolitan Region, where it remains in force until April 5, the decree 7.194 / 2021, with its own rules.

The maintenance of restrictive measures reflects the numbers of the pandemic in the State and the need to contain the transmission of the coronavirus. On Wednesday, the State Department of Health recorded 196 more deaths and 3,059 cases. The occupancy rate in ICUs exclusive to care for adult patients with Covid-19 is 95%. In total, Paraná has 840,728 diagnoses and 16,600 deaths due to the disease.

CHANGES – The new decree changes some rules of the previous one. From now on, non-essential street commercial activities, galleries and shopping centers and non-essential service provision in municipalities with more than 50 thousand inhabitants will be able to operate from 10 am to 5 pm, from Monday to Friday, with limitation of 50% occupancy, and Saturday exclusively in delivery and drive thru modalities, from 10 am to 5 pm.

Municipalities with less than 50 thousand inhabitants must follow municipal regulations.

Shopping centers will be open to the public from 11 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday, with a 50% occupancy limitation, and on Saturday only in delivery and drive thru modalities, at the same time.

RESTRICTIONS – The movement of people between 8 pm and 5 am remains prohibited. Only professionals and vehicles linked to essential activities are excluded from this rule. The sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in public and collective spaces at the same time, every day of the week, is also prohibited.

Bars, restaurants and snack bars are only open to the public from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 8 pm, with a maximum occupancy of 50%. However, in delivery mode, they can work without restriction of day and time.

The decree keeps activities that cause agglomerations suspended, such as concert halls, circuses, theaters, cinemas and museums; those destined to social events and related activities in closed spaces, such as party houses, events, including those with buffet services; establishments for trade shows, fairs, technical events, congresses and conventions; bars, nightclubs and similar; in addition to meetings with crowds of people, family and corporate meetings.

OTHER ACTIVITIES – Religious activities must follow the regulations of the Secretariat of Health published on February 26, specified in Resolution 221/2021. According to the document, temples, churches and other spaces should carry out their activities preferably online. In the case of face-to-face activities, the limit of 15% of the occupation must be respected.

The face-to-face classes of the state network, although not included in the decree, are still suspended. The return schedule will be defined by the Secretary of State for Education and Sport.

Get the latest news delivered to your inbox

Follow us on social media networks

PREV Covid-19. Reducing the number of students per class divides parliament – Observer
NEXT Covid-19. Parliament generally approves extension of bank default for six months – Observer