Avenida Paulista is reopened to pedestrians after 1 year and 4 months; see photos – Young Pan

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City hall authorized the resumption of leisure activities from 8 am to 12 pm

ETTORE CHIEREGUINI/AGIF – PHOTOGRAPHY AGENCY/ESTADÃO CONTENTVia was closed to pedestrians since March 2020

After a year and four months, the Paulista Avenue it reopened for leisure this Sunday, 18. It was the first time that vehicle traffic was suspended at the site since March 2020, amid efforts to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus. The road was available to pedestrians from 8 am to 12 pm. According to the administration of the mayor of São Paulo, Ricardo Nunes (MDB), the time has been reduced so that the authorities can measure the impacts of the reopening and feel how the São Paulo public will receive the news. The measure configures a response to the progress of vaccination and the drop in new diagnoses and deaths from Covid-19. Since the beginning of June, the toucan who exercises the City Hall of the capital has promised the reopening of Paulista and Vale do Anhangabaú. Before the virus reached Brazil and invaded the population, the avenue remained open for leisure every Sunday and holidays, from 10 am to 6 pm. At the time, families, couples and groups of friends used to stroll along the path taken by performances by musical bands, magicians, dance ensembles and sale of handicrafts.