Rio’s sanitary restrictions to be relaxed slightly; curfew remains in place

A curfew from 11 pm to 5 am will remain in force, while social gatherings will still be banned.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Starting today, restrictive measures imposed a week ago as a part of the local authorities in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro's strategy against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic are to be lightened.

Bars, restaurants, and candy stores will welcome customers in person again for on-site consumption but only until 9 pm. Other businesses will have to stick to specific hours as indicated by the government, while non . . .

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