July 16, 2024

Athens News

News in English from Greece

Brazil is actively preparing for the carnival, canceling the state of emergency and coronavirus restrictions

The decision to cancel all pandemic-related restrictions introduced at the beginning of 2020 was made due to the improvement in the epidemiological situation and the high percentage of Brazilian citizens who have been vaccinated.

Coronavirus took the lives of 662 thousand people in Brazil, according to this indicator, the country is in second place after the United States. Samba fans are immensely happy and are getting ready to finally enjoy their hobby this coming weekend.

Sparkling carnivals will be held in two large cities, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. After their cancellation in 2021 and postponement in January of this year, samba schools are preparing to show themselves in all their glory.

The traditional carnival in Brazilian cities was postponed due to the coronavirus. Initially, it was supposed to be held in February, but the event was postponed to April.

The decision was made due to the spread of the omicron strain COVID-19. As the head of the Department of Health of Rio de Janeiro, Daniel Soranz, explained then, the sanitary situation in the city does not allow holding a mass event on the planned date.

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