New measures in Brazil to tackle covid-19 ahead of Carnaval

The spread of the omicron variant represented a setback in the attempts of the Brazilian authorities to lift sanitary measures, especially before the Carnaval festivities, scheduled for the end of February.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - São Paulo authorities announced on Wednesday, January 19, new measures to prevent the further spread of covid-19 ahead of the Carnaval as the pandemic continues to advance with record levels in the number of infected people across the country.

According to official data, Brazil registered on Tuesday, January 18, a record 137,103 cases of infection in 24 hours, with 351 deaths, still far from the record of 4,249 . . .

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