Covid-19: Even with 71% vaccinated, Rio de Janeiro extends restrictions due to high transmission risk

With a vaccination rate much better than Rio de Janeiro, Iceland believes it must try to achieve herd immunity by allowing the virus to continue, while at the same time trying to prevent severe disease by protecting vulnerable groups.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With a high risk of transmission, occupancy rates of intensive care beds above 90%, and classification as an epicenter of the spread of variant Delta, the city of Rio de Janeiro extended until August 30 the restrictive measures in the city, preventing the operation of nightclubs, dance floors and events with agglomeration remain prohibited.

Cultural events such as concerts and samba groups can only be attended sitting down.

"At the moment, we are experiencing an increase in Covid cases. Never before, in 2021, were there so many people with Covid-19 in the city of Rio . . .

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