This 25 March 2020 video says about itself:
People in São Paulo banged pots and pans in solidarity with healthcare staff as the city respects a 15-day lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus. Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has dropped in the ratings as he downplayed the pandemic, berating governors of key states including Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, who have ordered residents to stay at home.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
Churches in Brazil are not allowed to open after all. President Bolsonaro had said that churches should remain open because they provide “essential services“, but a court has now banned it. The judge says that because of the spread of the coronavirus, churches pose a risk to public health.
President Bolsonaro is at odds with regional administrators in his country. They have issued strict measures to prevent the spread of the virus, but Bolsonaro thinks that is nonsense and says that the media is causing panic.
COVID-19 can have fatal consequences for people with underlying cardiovascular disease and cause cardiac injury even in patients without underlying heart conditions, according to a review published today in JAMA Cardiology by experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth): here.