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  2. São Paulo coronavirus measures feel weak

    Katy Watson

    BBC South America correspondent

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    Image caption: There are fears that people will head out of the cities this weekend

    The Brazilian state of São Paulo has come up with a novel way of stopping the spread.

    Officials believe that by bringing forward a number of public holidays, including creating a five-day weekend this weekend, residents will keep off work. But there are concerns that it will only become an excuse to gather on Brazil’s famous beaches.

    I've just spent the day in a coastal city where police have been questioning drivers who don’t have local registration plates. They have to show their documentation and explain their reason for being in the city. But it didn’t look like it was particularly effective.

    In fact, when I got there, they had just stopped operating a roadblock because too much traffic had built up. So they let cars through for a little while until the traffic had died down.

    It felt a little bit weak - more so when you consider that there is no risk of being fined. The authorities also can’t make people turn around, they can only suggest that they do so.

    It is representative of the response across Brazil to the coronavirus so far: a bit flaky and a bit weak.

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