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Brazil: Rio street carnival canceled due to Omicron

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The street carnival as it took place until 2020 will not take place in 2022Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes said in a live social media broadcast, citing the difficulties in controlling the festivities in a period of growing COVID-19 infections.

The city councilor of the Wonderful city Brazilian made the announcement after a meeting with representatives of neighborhood music groups (the blocos) who usually animate this popular carnival.

The parade of samba schools in the Sambodrome is for the moment maintained, for the end of February.

Rio’s street carnival has been canceled for the second year in a row due to a pandemic.

Eduardo Paes clarified that it had been proposed to hold events in three different parts of the city, but the blocos did not accept it. They plan to make him a against proposal, he added.

During the 2020 carnival, some 7 million people took part in the street festivities, according to the tourism department of the town hall, Riotur.

Brazil is the second country in the world most bereaved by the pandemic, behind the United States, with an estimated 620,000 deaths linked to the coronavirus.

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