Filter for Brazil Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-29 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Central Public Health Laboratories (LACEN) has an increase of R $ 120 million to invest in the acquisition of equipment to improve the structure of the units. The action strengthens Laboratorial Surveillance in facing Covid-19. The Ministry of Health will make the transfer in a single installment to the states and the Federal District, considering the emergency by the new Coronavirus.. The resource will be invested in the acquisition of equipment to guarantee the strengthening and better structure of LACEN. This measure is important for the Rapid Response Units in responding quickly to laboratory demands in the midst of a pandemic.
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2020-07-22 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Ministry of Health has committed to sending another 100 lung ventilators to serve Covid-19 patients in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Eduardo Pazuello, and the state governor, Eduardo Leite, during a working meeting at the Piratini Palace, in Porto Alegre. To date, 411 lung ventilators have been delivered to the state. The portfolio will also deliver 475 cardiac monitors.
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2020-07-06 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
July 6, and restaurants, bars, and beauty salons will be able to reopen
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2020-07-01 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
TEMPORARY BAN ON DISEMBARK OF CREWMEMBERS AT BRAZILIAN PORTS EXTENDED (UPDATE 1 JULY 2020)
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2020-06-30 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
extended the temporary restriction on the entry of foreign nationals by air, sea and land. With immediate effect, Interministerial Ordinance nº 340 of 30 June 2020 extended the restriction on entry of foreigners for 30 days and revoked Ordinances 255/2020 and 319/2020.
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2020-06-30 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
June 30, Brazil extended for an additional 30 days (through July 29) the decree banning foreigners from entering the country by air, land, and sea. This is an extension of previous border closures and includes new exemptions Those in the following categories are exempt: Brazilian citizens, born or naturalized; Permanent residents of Brazil; Foreign professionals employed by a non-governmental aid organization recognized by the Brazilian government; Foreign officials accredited by the Brazilian government; Spouse, domestic partner, son or daughter, father or mother, or caregiver of a Brazilian citizen; Any person whose entrance into Brazil is deemed by the government to be in the public interest; and travelers in transit.
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2020-06-30 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Regarding foreigners who are in a land border country and need to cross it to embark on a flight back to their country of residence may enter Brazil with authorization from the Federal Police
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2020-06-26 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
São Paulo’s Governor João Doria announced on Friday, June 26, that the existing quarantine restrictions introduced due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic will be extended until July 14
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2020-06-19 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Ministry of Health publishes guidelines for safe resumption of activities
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2020-06-10 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Federal and state government deliver three more indigenous wards to hospitals in Pará
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Some economic activity will be permitted to resume in Sao Paulo from Monday, June 1, including the reopening of shopping malls, Stores, offices, car dealerships, and real estate brokerages will also be allowed to reopen as long as social distance is maintained and masks are worn.
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2020-06-01 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
amidst some economic activities opening, masks ae required in stores etc.
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2020-05-29 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Public laboratories expand COVID-19 testing capacity by 451%
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2020-05-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
extended for 60 days on 29/5/2020: In the context of combating COVID-19, on 4 April 2020, the president of Brazil enacted Provisional Measure no. 945 (MP 945/2020), which provides for changes in the recruitment and remuneration of casual port work to protect the workforce and preserve jobs in the port sector, critical to the supply chain and the domestic economy. It also regulates the temporary cession of military aprons for use by private companies that provide air transport services. The Act introduces changes in the way port operators recruit casual port workers (dockers, stevedores, watchmen, etc.) from the Casual Port Work Managing Body (OGMO) and the regime of compensation for those port workers infected with the coronavirus or within the risk group
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2020-05-25 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
extended closure of all land borders to non residents* Vehicles in cross-border humanitarian actions and residents of twin cities exclusively with a land border can also enter, except for Venezuelans.
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2020-05-25 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
TEMPORARY BAN ON DISEMBARK OF CREWMEMBERS AT BRAZILIAN PORTS EXTENDED
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2020-05-22 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
May 22, Brazil extended the current ban on foreigners entering the country by air for an additional 30 days (through June 21). Those in the following categories are exempt: Brazilian citizens, born or naturalized; Permanent residents of Brazil; Foreign professionals employed by a non-governmental aid organization recognized by the Brazilian government; Foreign officials accredited by the Brazilian government; Spouse, domestic partner, son or daughter, father or mother, or caregiver of a Brazilian citizen; Any person whose entrance into Brazil is deemed by the government to be in the public interest; and travelers in transit.
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2020-05-16 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Cities have been implementing lockdown measures. Sao Luis (Maranhao state) lockdown is in place until 14 May. Fortaleza (Ceara state) from 8 May until 20 May. Some municipalities in Para state from 7 May until 17 May. Recife (the capital of Pernambuco state) along with three other cities in the state will be on lockdown from 16 May - 30 May. Rio de Janeiro will impose vehicular restrictions in ten of the city’s districts beginning on 12 May. Sao Paulo governor has extended the quarantine until 31 May.
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2020-05-12 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Gyms, hair salons, and beauty parlours will be included in the list of "essential services" and will be allowed to operate.
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
On 11 May, President Bolsonaro announced that gyms, hair salons, and beauty parlors will be included in the list of "essential services" and will be allowed to operate.
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2020-05-04 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
more than 250 health professionals, hired by the Ministry of Health, arrived in the state of Amazonas to reinforce the service to the population and undergo training
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2020-05-02 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
extended until at least 28 may: all foreign travellers are banned entry into the country. *Exceptions include: citizens and residents, family members of Brazilians, diplomats and persons traveling on behalf of the Brazilian government and crew. All-cargo operations are permitted
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2020-05-02 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
extended: All land borders with neighbouring countries are closed until 29 May. These countries include: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. Land border with Uruguay is closed until further notice. Nationals from their respective countries may enter. Brazilian nationals and residents are exempt from entry restrictions, as well as humanitarian aid and cargo trucks.
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2020-05-01 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
phase 1 of easing restrictions: As of 1 May, flights from Brazil to USA to pickup
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2020-05-01 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Ministry of Health guarantees psychological support to SUS professionals. Teleconsultation, between May and September, and destined to doctors, nurses, nursing technicians, among others. In all, R $2.3 million will be invested
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2020-04-30 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The Ministry of Health, in partnership with the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights, launched on Thursday (04/30), the National Contingency Plan for the care of Elderly People in Situations of Extreme Social Vulnerability. The initiative will primarily serve the elderly population linked to Long-Term Care Institutions for the Elderly (ILPI) and beneficiaries of social programs.
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2020-04-30 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
extended until 28 May. Exceptions* citizens and residents, family members of Brazilians, diplomats, humanitartian operations, and persons traveling on behalf of the Brazilian government and crew. All-cargo operations are permitted. and passengas needing to pass through to one of he neighboring countries.
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2020-04-24 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Federal Government is transferring R $255.6 million to fund exclusive ICU beds for patients with COVID-19. Each bed will receive R $1.6 thousand per night, double the normal value
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Ministry of Health expands to 46.2 million test acquisition
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2020-04-17 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
This Friday (April 17), the Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) launched a campaign that aims to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of Brazilians.
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Due to the vulnerability of indigenous peoples, the Ministry of Health decided to bring vaccination against Influenza to April 16. The indigenous people will receive vaccination teams in their villages that will adopt all the prevention and control measures for the new coronavirus already established by the Ministry of Health. The Trivalent Influenza vaccine that will be used in the campaign has the following composition: Influenza Type A (H1N1) pdm09 , Influenza Type A (H3N2) and Influenza Type B (Victoria).
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Brazilian government intensifies service to indigenous people included: quality of care and the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment to health professionals; anticipation of vaccination of indigenous peoples, scheduled to begin on April 16; assistance to indigenous people who are in urban areas; expansion of transfers of funds from the federal government to states and municipalities to increase assistance. The delegation also informed that more resources will be used to improve the quality of care at the Casas de Saúde do Índio (CASAI) and to increase beds for medium and high complexity available to indigenous people. Issues related to the burial of victims of COVID-19, receiving social benefits, security and food surveillance were also addressed.
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2020-04-15 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
On 15 April 2020, the Federal Supreme Court unanimously affirmed that irrespective of the guidelines and recommendations issued by the Ministry of Health states and municipalities have the autonomy to concurrently adopt norms and measures to combat the outbreak and decide, within the limits of their powers, which services and activities are considered essential in their jurisdiction.
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2020-04-08 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
closure of all ground border crossings to nonresident foreign nationals through at least May 2, while entry by water remains prohibited through April 30. extended until at least 2/5/2020
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2020-04-08 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
extneded: all non essentials until 3/5/2020
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
ordered health screenings for passengers entering the state by train from Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo
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2020-04-08 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
extended until 30/4/2020. nonresident foreign nationals are barred from entering the country by air until April 30, except in cases where the traveler is in transit and the final destination country will permit them to enter. The restrictions do not apply to air, ground, or maritime freight transport.
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2020-04-08 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
extended until furher notice
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2020-04-08 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
ban on gatherings of 30 or more people, and the cancellation of public events until at least April 30.
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2020-04-08 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
extended reduced public transportation until 3 May.
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2020-04-08 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
In Bahia, the authorities have suspended intercity public transport across the state until 15 April
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2020-04-08 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
In Bahia, the authorities have banned gatherings of more than 50 people until 19 April.
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2020-04-08 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
extended a statewide quarantine until at least April 22
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2020-04-08 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
flights from Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo have been canceled until further notice
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
tax exemptions on medicines and medical supplies were granted, while the pharmaceutical industry agreed to suspend the annual increase of medicines for two months.
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Bill passed by the Federal Senate earlier this week to provide some income for the poorest, unemployed and workers in the informal economy with no fixed income, as well as states and municipalities to combat the COVID-19.
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2020-03-30 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
closure of its borders, beginning on March 30, 2020 for 30 days, to individuals arriving by air who do not fall into one of the several categories. It does not prevent individuals from departing on commercial flights. However, given the decision to limit the entry of foreign nationals, the availability of international flights are declining.
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2020-03-30 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
all foreign travelers for 30 days except residents, citizens, family members and foreign nationals crossing to get to home country, diplomats or other government officials approved entry
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
extension of land border closure with venezuela for 15 additional days *excoet cargo and humanitartian aid
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
travelers from folowing countries are not premitted entry: China, EU, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Australia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia and Korea (Rep.), Venezuela, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname. *Exceptions: citizens and residents, family members of Brazilians, diplomats and persons traveling for Brazilian government and crew. All-cargo operations are permitted. Transit passengers are allowed, whether coming or not from the restricted countries, as long as the passenger does not leave the international airport area. Exceptionally, foreigners who are in one of the land border countries and need to cross to Brazil to board a repatriation flight may enter Brazil with authorization from Federal Police, provided that the traveler goes directly to the airport, ticket in hand, and authorized by the respective embassy or consulate of both countries.
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Influenza vaccination campaign. The influenza vaccine is not effective against the coronavirus, however, at this time, it will assist health professionals in excluding the diagnosis for coronavirus, since the symptoms are similar.
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2020-03-20 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Declares "State of community transmission"
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Govt. implemented voluntary 7day quarantine
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2020-03-19 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
15 day land border suspension- Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Suriname and French Guiana *exception: citizens, permanent residents, diplomats/intl agency officials and trucks of goods
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2020-03-19 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
As of 19 March, all land borders with neighbouring countries of Brazil are closed. These countries include: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Guyana, French Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela for at least 15 days. On 22 March, the land border with Uruguay was announced closed for at least 30 days. *Brazilian nationals and residents are exempt from entry restrictions, as well as humanitarian aid and cargo trucks.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
The northern Brazil-Venezuela border will be closed *only humanitarian and cargo trucks are permitted to cross the border.
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Ministry of Health holds regular press conferences. Traditional and social media are covering the global epidemic and Brazil-specific issues.
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2020-03-17 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
President asked Congress to declare a state of public calamity
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2020-03-16 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Decree 10,277 establishing a "Crisis Committee to Supervise and Monitor the Impacts of COVD-19"
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
suspension of day-release programmes
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
7 days quarantine for international travellers - 14 for people with syntoms
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2020-03-07 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
People from risky countries
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