RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At least 18 Brazilian capitals have decided not to hold street Carnival in 2022. The cases of infection by the Covid Omicron variant have broken records in the country, together with positive H3N2 influenza A cases.
The scenario has led to an increase in the number of cancellations throughout the week. On January 6, 10 capitals called off the festivities. In 2 days, 8 more declared that they will not hold Carnaval.
Even São Paulo, which had been delegating to City Halls the decision to hold the festivities, has imposed restrictions on Carnival. Governor Jo . . .