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Rio reopens beaches as pandemic shows slight signs of slowing down

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro on Monday reopened its beaches and parks, at a time when the pandemic is showing slight signs of slowing down in Brazil after the deadliest month since the start of the health crisis in April.

As of this Monday and only during the week, the "Marvelous City" Mayor's Office authorized the presence of beachgoers on the sand and in the water, which had been closed since late March.

Nevertheless, last Saturday and Sunday hundreds of people crowded the city's iconic strands, such as Ipanema and Copacabana, despite the restrictions imposed by . . .

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