The coronavirus made its first fatal victim in Brazil. This Tuesday morning (17), the death of a 62-year-old patient who was admitted to a private institution was confirmed by the government of São Paulo. He suffered from diabetes, hypertension and prostatic hyperplasia.

The city in which he lived was not revealed, nor had he made contact with anyone infected or made a recent trip abroad.

Coronavirus cases in SP and in the country

On the morning of last Monday (16), the State Department of Health had informed that in the state there were 152 chaos of the disease in São Paulo, in addition to 1,777 suspected cases.

According to data from the Health Department of all units of the federation, Brazil already has 301 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Across Brazil, according to data from the Ministry of Health, there were 234 confirmed cases.

The state government of São Paulo also evaluates that the coronavirus outbreak should last in the state for four to five months, but the suspension of classes and events of all kinds should not fill this entire period.

Coronavirus causes SP to declare state of emergency

Due to the increase in the number of people infected with the coronavirus in the city of São Paulo, Mayor Bruno Covas decreed a state of emergency in the city of São Paulo.

The decree was published in this Tuesday (17) edition of the Official Gazette.

The decree provides that the government may request goods from services of legal and natural persons with payment of subsequent fair compensation. Another point of the decree is the waiver of the bidding process for the acquisition of services and goods destined to combat the emergency.

Another measure taken by the mayor was the suspension of the rotation of vehicles indefinitely, also from this Tuesday.

Still according to Covas, municipal employees over 60 years old and those who are undergoing chemotherapy will be able to work in their homes. In addition, at the end of the line, public transport buses will go through a hygiene process.

Loss in revenue due to coronavirus

According to Mayor Bruno Covas, on account of all the problems caused by the coronavirus, the city of São Paulo should lose about R $ 1.5 billion in tax collection this year alone.

He says that this amount refers only to revenues from ISS, ITBI and other taxes that will no longer enter the city's coffers. He admits that there may be a retraction in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which will impact the city.

Covas also revealed that owners of shopping malls, cinemas, bars and restaurants are being called upon to find a solution that aims to reduce the loss on all sides. “Everyone is going to lose,” said the mayor.

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