Brazilians’ Radically Changed New Year’s Eve Plans: No Parties, No Hugs

In the state of São Paulo, where New Year's Eve parties are banned in bars, restaurants and hotels, the government urges families to celebrate at home with a maximum of ten people - and with no elderly present.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - By last Friday, December 11th, Brazil had totaled over 180,000 Covid-19 deaths and 6.8 million cases. With the increase in the numbers of the disease nationwide, many people have already changed plans for the turn of the year. Some have cancelled trips and gatherings and others have decided to remain more reclusive, away from crowds and their own relatives.

In the state of São Paulo, where New Year's Eve parties are banned in bars, restaurants and hotels, the government urges families to celebrate at home with a maximum of ten people . . .

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