The index of social isolation fell in the state of São Paulo and in the capital of São Paulo this Friday (22), in the amendment of the extended holiday created by the government to try to prevent the spread of Covid-19, which left more than 6 thousand dead in the state .
In the city of São Paulo, isolation reached 49% on Friday. In the state, the isolation was 48%.
To try to increase social isolation, the São Paulo City Council approved, in an extraordinary virtual session on Monday (18), the bill that allowed the anticipation of municipal holidays in the city of São Paulo. The holidays of Corpus Christi (June 11) and Black Consciousness (November 20) were brought forward to Wednesday (20) and Thursday (21). On Friday (22), it was declared an optional point in the city.
This Friday (22), the Legislative Assembly of São Paulo (Alesp) approved the anticipation of the July 9 holiday to this Monday (25), which further prolongs the holiday.
Dimas Covas, coordinator of the Covid-19 Contingency Center, said on Friday (22) that if social isolation does not exceed 70% in the next few days, the coronavirus pandemic will continue until October this year in São Paulo .
The holiday amendment Friday in the city of São Paulo had a large movement of people on the streets and on public transport in the capital. On Wednesday (20) and Thursday (21), the number of traffic alerts was below the one registered last week, but social isolation did not reach 55%, a value considered the minimum acceptable to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Ideally, the rate should be 70%, according to health officials.
In addition to the capital, other 9 cities in Greater São Paulo had an optional point this Friday. In 20 other cities, including 7 in the Greater ABC, it was a holiday. Despite this, the movement this afternoon was great at Viaduto do Chá and Rua Barão de Itapetininga, in the Center, and at GuaTMases station of CPTM.
The rate of social isolation rose little in the state of São Paulo and in the capital of São Paulo this Thursday (21st). In the capital, the isolation reached 52% on Thursday, 1 percentage point above the previous day, the first of the holiday in the capital. In the state, isolation was 49%, the same rate as the fourth.
Waze traffic data shows that, on Wednesday (20th) of last week, more than 1,400 traffic alerts were recorded. This Wednesday, the first day of the holiday, alerts dropped to around 1,200.