Malls in Rio de Janeiro to Open 24 Hours for Christmas Shoppers

The move goes against the recommendations of scientists who are advocating new restrictions in the Brazilian city, given a worrying increase in Covid-19 deaths and infections.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Rio de Janeiro's shopping malls will stay open 24 hours a day through Christmas, authorities announced Friday, December 4th, hoping to avoid overcrowding amid a second wave of coronavirus.

The move goes against the recommendations of scientists who are advocating new restrictions in the Brazilian city, given a worrying increase in Covid-19 deaths and infections.

Brazil has the second-highest death toll in the pandemic, after the United States, with more than 175,000 people killed. More than 23,000 of the deaths occurred in Rio state, where the mortality rate linked to . . .

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