Project Management Report from São Paulo


Coronavirus: The Situation in Brazil



By Mauricio Lopes

International Correspondent

São Paulo, Brazil




Since March 11th, when World Health Organization decreed coronavirus passed to be treated as a pandemic, around the world people have been living a bad dream.

Instead of China, here in Brazil the pandemic is just starting a few weeks after Europe and America.  Below are the numbers of cases of Coronarivus in Brazil until April 4th.

Confirmed cases –10.278 people

Deaths – 432 people

With the exponentially increased forecast of the number of patients with Coronavirus in the next two months the main cities in the country are building field hospitals in football stadiums and convention centers, in order to increase available beds.

The growing of the Coronavirus in Brazil´s been exponential like in other countries. In this way, the pre-existing problems in the country increase considerably. With a still fragile economy, Brazil was moving towards the advancement of many economic reforms. Coronavirus opens a gap in this growth. With the determination for people to stay at home, the economy has felt the reflexes a lot.

Photo: Pacaembu Stadium Eduardo Anizelli / Folhapress



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How to cite this article: Lopes, M. (2020). Coronavirus: The Situation in Brazil, Project Management Report from São Paulo, PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue IV, April.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/pmwj92-Apr2020-Lopes-brazil-regional-report.pdf



About the Author

Maurício Lopes

São Paulo, Brazil



 Maurício Lopes, PMP is a Project Management Specialist. He is a PMP certified in 2000. He is a civil engineer with MBA in Project Management. He was one of the founders of the São Paulo PMI Chapter and Financial Director, Administrative Director, member of the Steering Committee from 1998 to 2003. He was vice-coordinator of the Project Management Division of the Engineering Institute of São Paulo from 1998 to 1999. Since 2004 Maurício Lopes has been speaking in project management courses for CPLAN, FATEC, INPG, IETEC and FIA. He has 20 years of experience in project management with main focus in the engineering & construction area. Currently, he is associate director of M2L Project Management (www.M2L.com.br), a company specialized in project management consulting and implementation operating in over 40 large engineering & construction projects. Maurício Lopes is author of articles for Revista Grandes Construções, a magazine specialized in engineering & construction, and he has the main characteristics related to project management – lean, practical and systematic ways. Mauricio is an International Correspondent for PM World Journal in Brazil.  He can be contacted at mauricio.lopes@M2L.com.br.

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