The bars, restaurants and stadiums will only be released on Friday of next week, while the beaches will remain closed at least until the 19th
The Municipality of Rio de Janeiro published on Thursday, 2, a decree that extends some restrictive measures to contain the progress of the Covid-19 and makes others more flexible. It was established that the face-to-face classes in the municipal and private schools will happen again on Tuesday, 6. The Maracanã, Engenhão and São Januário stadiums are allowed to receive sports matches only from the Friday of next week, 9 That same day, the operation of businesses considered “non-essential”, such as bars, restaurants and shopping centers, will be released. However, these establishments are expected to open at reduced and staggered hours. The beaches, however, will remain closed at least until April 19, being forbidden to remain on the sand or take baths in the sea. The same goes for city parks, street vendors, parties and team sports.
The City of Rio de Janeiro also announced the purchase of eight million doses of Sputnik V, vaccine against Covid-19 developed in Russia. However, the expectation is that the lots will only arrive in large volume from the second semester. Due to a confidentiality agreement, the purchase price was not disclosed. However, it is known that the neighboring city of Niterói paid US $ 9.95 for each of the 800 thousand doses purchased. THE Anvisa has not yet authorized the permanent or emergency use of Sputnik V in Brazil, but the procedures for analyzing the Russian immunizer have already started.
* With information from reporter Rodrigo Viga