Inspection of agglomerations and other events is the responsibility of the city halls, but João Doria’s government has guaranteed support in the action
The Secretary of Public Security of the State of São Paulo will put more than 30 thousand police officers on the streets until Wednesday, 17, to support the municipalities during Carnival. The inspection of agglomerations and other events is the responsibility of city halls, but management João Doria guaranteed support in the action. The coastal cities have adhered to the cancellation of the optional point. According to the regional development secretary, Marco Vinholi, city halls are committed to inspection. “The issue of maintaining the optional point not happening this year, we managed to improve both the municipalities of Baixada Santista and Litoral Norte, the flow that happens during this period. In addition, those who are going to make sanitary barriers will have support from the state public security and health surveillance. Everyone will do the inspection on their borders so that people can use boards, can follow individual activities, all of this is being done by the mayors and the State will support it. ”
In the capital, the mayor Bruno Covas promises to revoke the permit from establishments that clandestine parties of Carnival. He points out that the municipality is at the disposal of the state government to assist in inspection. “The city of São Paulo is at the disposal of the Public Security Secretariat to help and collaborate in whatever way possible, remembering that it is a crime, as provided for in the Penal Code. The city may enter complementing the inspection, for example, with the forfeiture of the permit, but restraint on parties is a crime and the responsibility of the São Paulo State Security Secretariat, ”he said.
Still this Friday, Bruno Covas announced a help plan for samba schools that will have losses with the suspension of the party. According to the municipal secretary of Culture, the 2021 sector support plan foresees investments of R $ 100 million. Secretary Alê Youssef is going to talk to League of Samba Schools to find solutions to alleviate problems. “It is a broad articulation that will be made with the League of Samba Schools so that we can also build mitigation alternatives from the realization that we will not have the parades of the samba schools this year,” he said.
The São Paulo government made an appeal for the population to respect sanitary protocols such as wearing masks, cleaning mothers and social distancing, especially in the coming days. The state recorded a 9% drop in new cases and a 6% reduction in hospitalizations. However, deaths increased by 5%, still as a result of the end-of-year agglomerations.
* With information from reporter Nanny Cox