Covid-19: Rio Desists from App Used to Reserve Beach Space

After Mayor Crivella announced a beach space reservation system through an online App, Internet users flooded social media with messages complaining it was impossible to put into practice.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio de Janeiro's city government gave up on the project in which citizens would have to reserve beach space through an 'online' App, after criticism triggered by this initiative aimed at fighting Covid-19.

"Due to the population's reactions in the survey we conducted, that it wouldn't work (beach reservation), we are keeping the ban on sunbathing," announced the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo Crivella.

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