Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

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Rio de Janeiro cancels New Year's Eve party
Rio de Janeiro cancels New Year's Eve party
Credit: Fernando Maia | Riotur

The Rio Janeiro government announced Saturday that the New Year's Eve party in the city is canceled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The statement was made by Riotur, a tourism company for the city. In 2019, 2.9 million people attended the party in Copacabana beach.

Riotur informed that the celebration "is not feasible in this pandemic scenario, without the existence of a vaccine". In addition, the municipal government "continues to focus efforts to save lives and control the pandemic".