Covid-19: More Brazilian capitals decide not to have official New Year’s Eve parties

The city halls of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Belém have advised that the party calendar would be maintained as long as the epidemiological picture remains favorable.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Amid the upsurge of the Covid-19 pandemic abroad, major Brazilian cities have decided not to hold New Year's Eve events.

On Monday, the city of Salvador announced that it would not promote the New Year's Eve party, a decision also taken by Fortaleza on Saturday, and the city of Belo Horizonte informed that it "did not plan" the celebration. In São Paulo, Rio and Belém, the event schedule is still maintained but now under evaluation.

The concern with the Covid-19 scenario canceled the New Year's Eve festivities in Salvador . . .

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