São Paulo street blocks announce decision not to participate in Carnival

Associations representing São Paulo street blocks last night, January 5, announced in a statement published on social networks that they will not participate in the São Paulo Carnival, even if the event is authorized by the City Hall.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the statement, the cancellation is due to the lack of clarity and consensus among federal, state, and municipal government institutions in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing health and social crisis.

"With more than 600 blocks regularly registered for a potential holding of our festivity, today, January 5, 2022, we are completely unsure as to the possibility of holding our Carnival, as to the potential alternatives to support the whole production chain involved in the event," reads the statement.

The blocks further stated that they will not accept the idea . . .

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