Rio Mayor Drastically Raises Fines on Bars and Restaurants for Crowding

From now on, violations are classified as very serious, with fines ranging from R$15,000 to R$26,000; previously, the fines for violations ranged from only R$700 to R$2,700.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro currently records approximately 85 percent occupancy of the city's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds by patients with Covid-19. This occurs after the city closed approximately 100 beds over the past two weeks, in the hope that the number of cases and deaths caused by the disease would decrease.

On the matter, during a press conference on Friday afternoon, September 18th, Mayor Marcelo Crivella blamed the Rio de Janeiro population, using as an example the crowds on the city's beaches and bars. To contain these events, he announced that the "golden . . .

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