The mayor of Rio de Janeiro introduced this Monday that will block entry to all its seashores subsequent Thursday as a approach to keep away from crowds of individuals saying goodbye to the yr 2020 within the arenas, at a time when this Brazilian metropolis is experiencing a second wave of the covid epidemic, in response to EFE.
Essentially the most emblematic metropolis of Brazil had already introduced two weeks in the past, earlier than the outbreak of the pandemic, its choice to cancel all occasions publics organized to say goodbye to the yr, together with its conventional “Reveillon” occasion, well-known for the 20-minute fireworks present and for musical live shows in numerous phases on Copacabana seashore.
The Reveillon is the occasion that draws probably the most vacationers to Rio de Janeiro after carnival and a yr in the past it gathered 2.9 million folks on Copacabana seashore to say goodbye to 2019.
Initially the mayor’s workplace had introduced that it might block entry to Copacabana seashore to keep away from any sort of crowding on it on the night time of December 31, however this Monday it determined to increase the restriction to all town’s seashores.
For this he’ll mount checkpoints within the entry streets to the seashores, will prohibit circulation alongside the avenues that border the arenas and can restrict the hours of operation of public transport, together with the subway, to stop Cariocas or vacationers from deciding to go to the arenas on the night time of December 31.
Solely individuals who dwell in seashore neighborhoods and vacationers already staying in resorts in these areas will be capable of entry the seashore, however for this they should present receipts confirming their residence handle or resort reservations.
“The target is to keep away from crowds on the final night time of the yr and comprise the unfold of the brand new coronavirus. The advice to the inhabitants is to remain at house that day,” in response to an announcement launched by the Mayor’s Workplace.
Among the many restrictive measures introduced this Monday, the prohibitions on launching fireworks, organizing personal events and the seashore kiosks organizing personal events or providing musical live shows even for small teams stand out.
“It’s vital for everybody to remain house on December 31. The plan is a device to mitigate crowds and commemorations. We have to face this example collectively and that doesn’t rely solely on public energy however on the conscience and angle of every one” mentioned the pinnacle of the Rio Operations Heart, Alexandre Cardeman, at a press convention.
Rio de Janeiro is, after Sao Paulo, the second most affected metropolis by covid-19 in Brazil, the second nation with probably the most deaths from the illness on this planet after america, with about 192,000 deaths, and the third with extra circumstances after america and India, with greater than 7.5 thousands and thousands of infections.
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Although the variety of circumstances and deaths had been falling sharply for the reason that starting of November, some states, together with Rio de Janeiro, introduced the re-implementation of a number of the social distancing measures to cease the pandemic as a result of sharp leap in each deaths and of infections up to now in December.
The pandemic additionally has unsure the well-known Carnival of Rio de Janeiro and the samba faculties and the comparsas introduced their choice to postpone it from February to July subsequent yr, however conditional on the existence of a vaccine and an immunization marketing campaign.