18 March 2020 – State of emergency declared for Rio and 5 other municipalities

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel; Legal and policy; Declaring state of emergency
Level of Jurisdiction: Municipal
Lead People/Agency: Municipal governments

Overview: State level measures: Municipalities in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte and Rio Grande do Sul declared a state of emergency to help contain the coronavirus. Campinas region cities also issued a declaration of an emergency. Various other cities and municipalities issued decrees with measures aimed at containing transmission of covid-19, including restrictions on interstate travel, closure of public establishments, and varying lockdown restrictions.
Full details here: https://g1.globo.com/rj/rio-de-janeiro/noticia/2020/03/18/prefeitura-do-rio-declara-situacao-de-emergencia.ghtml

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Rising case numbers and related fatalities across the country.