SARS-CoV-2 non-pharmaceutical interventions in Brazilian municipalities



Brazil has one of the fastest-growing COVID-19 epidemics worldwide. Non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) have been adopted on a municipal level, with asynchronous actions taken across 5,568 municipalities and the Federal District. This paper addresses this complexity reporting on a novel dataset with survey responses from 4,027 mayors, 72.3% of the total municipalities in the country. This dataset responds to the urgency to track and share findings on fragmented policies to tackle health crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. Quantifying NPIs can allow for understanding the effectiveness of interventions in reducing transmission. We offer temporal details for a range of measures aimed at generating social distancing as well as when local governments started to relax those measures.
Date made available19 Oct 2020

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