SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Almost 150 days after the first case of Covid-19 was registered in Brazil, five small towns in São Paulo, the state with the highest number of cases and deaths in the country, remain coronavirus free. With few residents, these cities have been able to keep the virus from infecting their citizens.
São Jose do Barreiro is a small town near the border with Rio de Janeiro, with a population of just over 4,000. Its waterfalls, hiking trails and mountain climate attract thousands of visitors every year to its streets. This year, however . . .