- Title: Sao Paulo adjusts to life with coronavirus as Brazil cases tick higher
- Date: 6th July 2020
- Summary: SAO PAULO, BRAZIL (JULY 6, 2020) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF PATRONS IN BAR/ RESTAURANT PEOPLE IN TABLE AT RESTAURANT USING HAND GEL PATRONS AT BAR TABLE PATRON GETTING THEIR BODY TEMPERATURE TAKEN BEFORE ENTERING ANTI-BACTERIAL GEL ON TABLE RESTAURANT MANAGER SHOWING CUTLERY THAT IS KEPT IN PLASTIC FOR HYGIENE QR CODE WITH RESTAURANT MENU BEING SCANNED ON MOBILE PHONE (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) RESTAURANT OWNER, HUMBERTO MUNHOS, SAYING: "I think so, there is a fear, the virus is still around, it is not over. This four months in quarantine worked to educate the population on how to be safe. As long as they (patrons) feel the environment is safe, we have protocols, we have these protocols on display, making the protocols clear so that people feel safe and go to the bar." INTERIOR OF BAR/RESTAURANT WHERE TABLES ARE KEPT APART FROM EACH OTHER FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING STAFF MEMBER WITH FACE MASK AND VISOR PATRON AT TABLE STAFF MEMBER SHOWING MENU ON MONITOR MENU ON MONITOR (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) BAR OWNER, ANDREIA VIEIRA, SAYING: "Officially, expectations are good but there aren't many (patrons). But we're Brazilians and we never give up." EXTERIOR OF RESTAURANT PATRONS AT TABLE GENERAL VIEW OF LOCAL CROSSROAD SHUTTERED SHOP EXTERIOR OF HAIR SALON SIGN AT SALON ON HYGIENE CONDITIONS PEOPLE WORKING IN SALON, SIGN AT SALON THAT READS (Portuguese) "OBLIGATORY FACE MASK USAGE" PERSON IN SALON DISINFECTING SEAT VARIOUS OF SALON EMPLOYEES AT WORK BRASILIA, BRAZIL (JULY 6, 2020) (REUTERS) PLANE ON RUNWAY ETIHAD PLANE ON RUNWAY PEOPLE AT PLANE DOORS (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) SECRETARY FOR DEFENCE PRODUCTS, MARCOS DEGAUT, SAYING: "We don't have that information yet (on distribution of aid). Regarding where the material will go, the Health Minister is going to check that based on its own controls. It is a very significant donation, without a doubt one of the largest we have received so far." OFFICIALS POSING WITH A BOX OF AID FROM THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) (SOUNDBITE) (English) BUSINESS OFFICIAL AT THE UAE EMBASSY, SAAED ALSHEHHI, SAYING: "Brazil is our main partner in South America." VARIOUS OF AID BEING TAKEN FROM PLANE VARIOUS OF AID BEING TRANSPORTED ON RUNWAY
- Embargoed: 20th July 2020 21:45
- Keywords: Brasilia Brazil COVID-19 Sao Paulo United Arab Emirates aid coronavirus economy infections pandemic re-opening
- Location: SAO PAULO + BRASILIA, BRAZIL
- City: SAO PAULO + BRASILIA, BRAZIL
- Country: Brazil
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Reuters ID: LVA001CLOAS07
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Residents of Brazil's biggest city Sao Paulo are returning to restaurants, bars, and shops as economic activity gradually re-opens after lockdown.
Brazil is still trending high globally for new infections, with more than 1.6 million confirmed cases as of Monday (July 6).
But with quarantine fatigue kicking in and the economy taking a hit from the pandemic, some locals were eager to get out whilst taking precautions.
In many Sao Paulo restaurants, capacity has been reduced to ensure social distancing norms can be met. Patrons get their body temperature checked before entering and QR codes have replaced menus so as to reduce human-to-human contact.
Sao Paulo was the first Brazilian city to record coronavirus and over 16,000 people have died from the virus since, from more than 320,000 confirmed cases.
With Brazil still in the grips of the pandemic, authorities are urging caution.
In Brasilia, a plane-load of supplies from the United Arab Emirates arrived on Monday in a show of solidarity with Latin America's largest economy.
According to officials, ten tonnes of medical aid such as face masks, gloves, and COVID-19 tests were on an Etihad plane.
(Production: Adriano Machado, Pablo Garcia, Sergio Queiroz, Paul Vieira)
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