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Oliver Mason

Oliver Mason is a British digital nomad who spends most of his time traveling the world and visiting places of interest. He currently travels through Brazil and will produce various travelogues for The Rio Times.

São Paulo City Hall Will Block Off Thoroughfares to Increase Isolation

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - São Paulo City Hall will have traffic blocks on avenues in the capital from next Monday, May 4th. Restrictions on...

Waste Disposal Organizations Fear Interruption of Urban Cleaning Amid Crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Organizations representing companies in the urban cleaning and waste collection sector estimate that the increased default of municipalities may...

Smokers Appear Better Protected Against Serious Covid-019 Symptons. Why?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Among the countless ongoing studies seeking to map the penetration of the coronavirus into different strata of the population,...

Quarantine in São Paulo City Will Be Extended, with Even Tighter Restrictions

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The city of São Paulo will have its quarantine extended beyond May 10th and will enforce stricter restrictions to prevent...

Use of Masks in São Paulo’s Subway, Trains, and Buses Will Be Compulsory

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The governor of São Paulo, João Doria, announced on Wednesday, April 29th, that as of May 4th, the use of...

Doria Criticizes Bolsonaro: ‘Practice Compassion Rather Than Shooting’

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Mentioned by President Jair Bolsonaro during a press conference yesterday morning, the governor of São Paulo, João Doria, harshly criticized...

New Zealand Beat the Coronavirus – and Has Three Lessons for Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, April 27th, that the country has not recorded any more...

Facebook’s ‘Messenger Rooms’ Will Enable Video Calls with 50 Participants

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Facebook's messaging app, Messenger, has just been enhanced with a feature that allows video calls with up to 50...

Italy, for First Time, Records More Cured Covid-19 Cases Than New Ones

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 24 hours, Italy has recorded a further 464 deaths and 2,646 new cases of Covid-19 contagion, but also...

São Paulo Preparing Plan for Phased Economic Opening After Quarantine

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A phased plan to reopen São Paulo's economy should be announced today by the state government, to be implemented...

World Health Organization Likens Covid-19 Pandemic to 1918 ‘Spanish Flu’

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), yesterday likened the Covid-19 pandemic to the so-called "Spanish...

Mozambique Deports One of Brazil’s Most Wanted Drug Traffickers

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Mozambican Ministry of the Interior decided to deport Gilberto Aparecido dos Santos, known as "Fuminho", one of the...

Woman Set on Fire for Disobeying Husband in Iraq

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Iraq, like most countries in the world, is currently engaged in a fierce fight against the spread of the...

Germany Claims Pandemic Is Under Control

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - German Health Minister Jens Spahn said yesterday, April 17th, that the Covid-19 pandemic is currently "under control" in the...

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