, Dec 4 () –
The prefect of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, announced this Saturday on social networks the suspension of the New Year’s Eve party that the city was preparing for the appearance of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.
“We respect science. As there are divergent opinions among scientists, we will always apply the most restrictive one. The prefectural committee says it can be done. The state committee says no. So it can’t. We are going to cancel the official New Year’s Eve celebration. of Rio “, has published Paes.
The leader has transferred his “sadness” over the decision “but we do not have how to organize the celebration with the guarantee of all the health authorities.”
A score of Brazilian cities have already suspended the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s celebrations, including Belém, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Fortaleza, Palmas, Porto Alegre, Recife, Salvador or Sao Paulo.