RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - São Paulo mayor Ricardo Nunes has decided to reopen Paulista Avenue for leisure next Sunday, July 18, on an experimental basis. The opening hours have not been announced.
The avenue, which used to be closed to vehicles and open exclusively for pedestrians and cyclists on Sundays, has remained closed since the start of the pandemic, to contain the spread of Covid-19 and did not follow the reopening of the city's public parks.
Before the pandemic the avenue was always crowded on Sundays, with the performance of musical bands, dance groups, and handicraft sales . . .