Coronavirus: State revokes more stringent restrictions decree in the Metropolitan Region of Curitiba

The State Government revoked the decree that provided for stricter circulation rules in 11 municipalities in the Metropolitan Region of Curitiba, anticipating the return of non-essential activities in the cities of the so-called First Ring, those closest to the Capital. As of this Sunday (4), the general rules provided for in the decree 7230/21.

The State is following the decision of the City Hall of Curitiba, which brought forward to Monday (5) the reopening of trade. The changes take place in the cities of Campo Largo, Campo Magro, Almirante Tamandaré, Colombo, Pinhais, Piraquara, São José dos Pinhais, Fazenda Rio Grande, Araucária, Quatro Barras and Campina Grande do Sul.

Until April 15, the cities of Paraná follow the same measures. Despite having some restrictions, commercial activities on the street, galleries and shopping centers and non-essential services of municipalities with more than 50 thousand inhabitants will be able to operate from 10 am to 5 pm, from Monday to Friday, with a 50% limitation. occupation, and Saturday exclusively in delivery and drive thru modalities, from 10 am to 5 pm.

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

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 can only be 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 221/221. 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, remain suspended. The return schedule will be defined by the Secretary of State for Education and Sport. Private schools are authorized to operate on the hybrid model, following resolution 240/21 resolution number 240/21 from the State Department of Health, which provides for a limit of 30% of students in classrooms.

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