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Brazil: São Paulo government suspends football matches in the state
Corinthians supporters during a match in 2019
Corinthians supporters during a match in 2019 Credit: Érico Andrei (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

The goverment of the Brazilian state of São Paulo, announced that football matches and competitions are suspended from March 15th until, initially, March 30th. Clubs and the local football federation are considering to host their games in the neighbouring state of Rio de Janeiro.

With the growing increase in the number of new inpatients, the state has 87.6% occupation of intensive care beds dedicated to the disease, while in Greater São Paulo this rate is 86.7%.