Covid-19: Curitiba returns to less restrictive measures of the orange flag, starting on Monday (5); see how it looks | Parana

Covid-19: Curitiba returns to less restrictive measures of the orange flag, starting on Monday (5); see how it looks | Parana
Covid-19: Curitiba returns to less restrictive measures of the orange flag, starting on Monday (5); see how it looks | Parana

The measures enacted are valid until April 14.

The capital completed more than two weeks with 100% occupancy or more in the beds of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) exclusively for patients with coronavirus, by the public health network.

According to the city hall, the previous restrictions, which were stricter under the red flag, had effects, there was a drop in the number of new deaths and new daily cases in the period, in addition to a reduction in the number of people who are in the active phase of the disease.

The new decree releases face-to-face services for various services, such as street shopping, shopping malls, restaurants, cafeterias, beauty salons, barber shops, aesthetics activities, bathing services, grooming and animal aesthetics, among others.

1 of 2 Curitiba returns to less restrictive measures of the orange flag, starting on Monday (5) – Photo: Giuliano Gomes / PR Press

Curitiba returns to less restrictive measures of the orange flag, starting on Monday (5) – Photo: Giuliano Gomes / PR Press

The gyms will also be able to function, as well as the open markets, which were suspended in the previous flag.

“The pandemic is subsiding, but we need in this long journey to the healing time, that you intensify the hand washing, the alcohol gel, the use of the mask and also intensify the care of respiratory distance and social isolation”, said the mayor Rafael Greca (DEM).

The circulation of people on public roads remains prohibited, between 8 pm and 5 am, except for essential activities or services and cases of urgency, and the consumption of alcoholic beverages in public places also remains restricted.

Crowded ICU-19 ICU beds

The most recent report, released by the city on Friday (2), pointed out that the general occupancy rate of ICU beds for patients with suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19 was 100%.

The occupancy of the SUS ICU beds for adult patients with the disease is 101%, while the pediatric ICU rate was 30%. Also according to the city, the occupancy rate in the wards on the sixth was 91%.

Between March 18 and Friday, the number of active cases decreased in the city, from 13,963 to 10,743.

Covid-19 numbers in Curitiba

Data Occupancy rate – adult SUS beds Active cases
18/03 101% 13.963
19/03 100% 13.741
20/03 100% 13.317
21/03 100% 13.534
22/03 103% 13.948
23/03 101% 13.460
24/03 101% 13.140
25/03 100% 13.318
26/03 101% 12.989
27/03 101% 12.848
28/03 101% 12.931
29/03 101% 12.994
30/03 101% 12.438
31/03 101% 11.736
1/04 101% 11.320
2/04 101% 10.743

2 of 2 Curitiba registered 100% occupancy in ICU beds Covid-19 for more than two weeks – Photo: Reproduction / RPC

Curitiba registered 100% occupancy in the ICU Covid-19 beds for more than two weeks – Photo: Reproduction / RPC

According to the press office of the Government of Paraná, with the change of the new decree, schools in the capital’s private network can resume functioning in the hybrid model, with 30% of the maximum capacity.

Institutions must follow the security measures established by the state decree.

  • Understand why face-to-face teaching is suspended in the public network, but was released in private schools

In the municipal and state networks, face-to-face classes are still suspended. Students are on a remote class system.

See how services are with the orange flag

  • Entertainment establishments or cultural events, such as concert halls, circuses, theaters, cinemas, museums and related activities.
  • Social event venues and related activities, such as party, event or reception houses, including those with buffet services, as well as children’s and theme parks.
  • Venues for trade shows, retail fairs, technical, sporting events, congresses, conventions, among other events of professional, technical and / or scientific interest.
  • Bars, tobacconists, nightclubs and related activities.
  • Meetings with crowds of people, including events, celebrations, assemblies, gatherings, family or corporate gatherings, in spaces for public use, located in public or private property.
  • Spaces for the practice of collective sports activities located in squares and other public or private goods, extending the fence to condominiums and residential areas.
  • Circulation of people, from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am, in public spaces and roads, except for essential activities or services and cases of urgency.
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages on public roads.

Restricted activities:

Non-essential street trade, galleries, shopping centers and craft fairs: from 9 am to 7 pm, from Monday to Saturday, only on Sundays delivery service is allowed until 7 pm.

Non-essential services, such as general offices, beauty salons, barber shops, aesthetic activities, bath services, grooming and aesthetics of animals and real estate: 9 am to 7 pm, Monday to Saturday, with no opening on Sundays.

Gymnasiums and other spaces for individual sporting practices: from 6 am to 8 pm, from Monday to Saturday, with a ban on opening on Sundays.

Shopping centers: from 10 am to 7 pm, from Monday to Saturday, only on Sundays delivery service is allowed until 7 pm.

Restaurants and cafeterias:

  • From 10 am to 8 pm, from Monday to Saturday, consumption is allowed on site, including in the form of buffet service in the self-service system.
  • Between 8 pm and 11 pm, delivery and drive thru service is authorized. On Sundays, only delivery, drive-thru and take-away pick-up are allowed until 11 pm, with on-site consumption being forbidden.

Street bakeries, bakeries and patisseries: from 6 am to 8 pm, from Monday to Saturday, being authorized on Sundays from 7 am to 6 pm, being forbidden to consume on site.

To the following establishments and activities, from 6 am to 8 pm, from Monday to Saturday, being authorized until 11 pm in delivery mode. On Sundays, only delivery service is available until 11 pm, and consumption on site is prohibited. Purchases must be made by one person per family:

  • Retail trade of fresh produce, greengrocers, grocery stores, grocery stores, convenience stores at gas stations, beverage distributors, fishmongers and butchers;
  • markets, supermarkets and hypermarkets;
  • trade in products and animal feed;
  • free fairs;
  • building material stores;
  • street shopping.

The services of commercialization of food, located in shopping malls, galleries and shopping centers they are authorized to operate on Sundays, through the delivery of products at home (delivery) and express withdrawal without disembarkation (drive thru), being prohibited the withdrawal at the counter (take away).

They should work with up to 50% of its audience capacity:

  • Hotels, resorts, inns and hostels.
  • Call center and telemarketing services they must operate with up to 50% of their operating capacity and after 9 am, except those linked to health services or performed in the home office.

Parks and squares: individual outdoor activities are permitted, with the use of masks, which do not involve physical contact between people, observing social distance.

Vehicles used for urban public transport: should circulate with a maximum capacity of up to 50% of capacity, at all times of the day.

Churches and temples of any cult: they must observe Resolution no. 221, of February 26, 2021, of the Paraná State Department of Health, which regulates the carrying out of religious activities of any nature, with up to 15% of maximum capacity.

Timeline of constraints:

  • Curitiba was in orange flag for the first time from June to August 2020. During this period, bars, parks and sports clubs were banned from functioning. During this period, there was an increase in the opening hours of shopping malls and street businesses.
  • On August 18, the decree that determined the yellow flag in Curitiba released bars, parks and fairs.
  • On September 7, the capital returned to the orange flag, closing bars and restricting the operation of commerce and supermarkets. The measure was valid until September 25, then returned to the yellow flag.
  • On November 27, in the face of the significant increase in cases and bed occupancy rates for Covid-19, the city returned to the restrictions of the orange flag, however, with different rules.
  • On December 3, the city extended the orange flag in the city for seven days, and on the 17th it extended it again, but freeing up commerce, markets and other services on Sunday (20).
  • On January 8 this year, the city government extended the restrictive measures established by the orange flag for 15 days and increased from 10 to 25 the number of people allowed in events, meetings and assemblies.
  • On January 22, the city extended the orange flag and released collective sports practices in squares and other public or private goods, and authorized the operation of free and craft fairs on Sundays.
  • On January 27, the municipality ordered the return of the yellow flag, with less restrictive measures in relation to the pandemic.
  • On February 10, the municipal administration extended the yellow flag for another seven days, with no changes to the provisions of the previous decree.
  • On February 24, with the worsening health situation, a significant increase in the occupancy of ICU beds for Covid-19, the city government decreed the return to the orange flag.
  • The flag was extended on March 9, when the city also announced changes in the health system, with 42 UBS starting to serve as emergency care, and UPAs starting to attend hospitalizations for serious cases of coronavirus.
  • On March 12, the city entered the red flag for the first time – maximum risk of alert. Greca pointed out, in a video released on social networks, that the population must stay at home, and “only leave if absolutely necessary, obeying the health authorities”.
  • On March 26, the city extended the red flag restrictions, but with the release of street service for delivery and drive-thru, shopping malls for delivery, in addition to non-essential industry and civil construction. In the city parks, individual outdoor activities, with the use of masks, are now allowed.

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