City Hall denies agglomerations and says it will reopen Avenida Paulista to the public on Sunday – Prime Time Zone

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Municipal management distributed alcohol gel and more than 1,200 masks to pedestrians; agents also delivered leaflets on the importance of health protocols and social distancing

DANIEL TEIXEIRA/ESTADÃO CONTENTAccording to Mayor Ricardo Nunes, despite the movement of pedestrians, cyclists, street vendors and artists, there were no crowds in the place

The City Hall of Sao Paulo evaluated as positive the opening of the Paulista Avenue for leisure last Sunday, 18, and will repeat the experience next weekend. The road was closed to traffic from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and, despite the reduced hours, it attracted a large audience. The mayor Ricardo Nunes stated this Monday that the results will still be analyzed and stressed that despite the movement of pedestrians, cyclists, street vendors and artists, there were no crowds in the place. “Remembering that the issue of Paulista is an open place. Better for them to go out outdoors than indoors. It’s been a year and a half since the pandemic, so there’s a whole strategy in this context that people can go outdoors, safe, outdoors,” he said. To guide visitors, the city distributed alcohol gel and more than 1,200 masks. Agents also handed out leaflets on the importance of protocols and social distancing, which should be repeated next Sunday, 25th.

*With information from reporter Camila Yunes