RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At least 64% of the country's cities have canceled their public New Year's Eve celebrations to prevent crowds. The survey was conducted by the National Confederation of Municipalities (CNM).
The decision is mainly due to confirmed cases of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus in Brazil and concerns of another wave of infections.
In addition to the cities that have already announced the cancellation of New Year's Eve festivities, the CNM survey shows that another 23% of city halls have not yet decided whether or not to hold the event. The survey . . .