Covid-19: New memorial park for victims and healthcare workers in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro

Bosque da Memória in Recreio dos Bandeirantes neighborhood commemorates Covid-19 victims and health professionals.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro has gained a memorial park and protected green area by creating the Bosque da Memória (Memory Wood) in the Recreio dos Bandeirantes neighborhood in the city’s West Zone.

Eduardo Cavaliere, municipal environmental secretary, announced this on Sunday, and the relevant decree was published this Monday, November 22.

The park is intended to memorialize and pay homage to the many victims of the Covid-19 pandemic and the healthcare workers who have continued working during this difficult time.

Trees were planted with the names of individual victims, the specific trees chosen by . . .

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