It’s sunny in São Paulo. Few individuals in masks hurriedly stroll by the buildings to reap the benefits of the shade, some homeless individuals with out safety speak quietly mendacity on paper luggage and blankets in entrance of shops – all closed.
It is Tuesday morning, peak hours, however the streets are nearly abandoned and silent. In the distance, you may hear some spaced sounds of vehicles. According to CET (Traffic Engineering Company), between 9 am and 10 am, the metropolis had zero kilometers of congestion – nicely beneath the not less than 60 kilometers that the metropolis normally registers.
In the midst of the worst pandemic in current human historical past, after appeals from the authorities and a ban on commerce and the opening of eating places (aside from supermarkets, pharmacies and meals supply), the largest metropolis in the southern hemisphere right now has virtually stopped.
At least that is what you see in historically bustling areas of the São Paulo capital, akin to Centro Antigo, Avenida Paulista, Rua Augusta and Rua Oscar Freire.