Mayor of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro confirms Carnaval 2022; says “only certainty is if we vaccinate everyone”

Eduardo Paes knows how party-loving Cariocas are and that the prospect of Carnaval is the ideal carrot for the city's residents to apply pressure to those residents who have not decided to get vaccinated.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, confirmed in a speech Sunday (03) the schedule of celebrations in February and without significant restrictions, but only if the Covid numbers allow it.

"The only certainty we have is that we vaccinate everyone, and when everyone is vaccinated, life returns to normal. Who's going to distance themselves during Carnival?" he said.

CARROT AND STICK

With these statements, City Hall is increasing pressure on the small percentage of remaining citizens who have decided against Covid vaccination.

According to Rio City Hall, 99% of adults living in the . . .

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