Rio Bar Customers Disregard Crowding and Mask Rules on First Reopening Day

The city's rules determine that establishments are allowed to operate until 11 PM, but customers were still inside South Zone bars after midnight on Friday, July 3rd.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first night that bars were authorized to reopen in Rio, on Thursday, July 2nd, was marked by disregard for the distancing rules imposed to fight Covid-19. Footage shows that establishments disrespected the 11 PM closing rule, and operated into the early hours of Friday, July 3rd.

On Dias Ferreira Street, in Leblon, a traditional bohemian haven in Rio's South Zone, many people pressed against each other on the sidewalk and even on the road. Most people were not wearing masks, even when standing, which is contrary to the relaxation rules.

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