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Rio de Janeiro Bars Entry of Passenger Buses to Curb Spread of COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's top tourist destination, on Friday, February 5th, banned entry of passenger buses and other transport vehicles between February 12th and 22nd, after cancelling the traditional Carnaval celebrations that were scheduled for the period.

The measure, designed to prevent further fueling the city's already large novel coronavirus outbreak, temporarily "prohibits the entry into the city of buses and rented vehicles," the Municipal Gazette notice said.

Carnaval always sees an uptick in visitors, especially from other parts of the state, who arrive in the morning to attend parades and . . .

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