Meeting Determines No Street Carnaval in Rio in 2021

Riotur block representatives and specialists considered that it is not possible to hold the event unless a vaccine is available. Samba school parades were deferred in September.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An online meeting on Tuesday evening, October 27th, determined that there will be no street Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro in 2021. The meeting was attended by street block representatives, Riotur and specialists in health and public safety.

All agreed that it would not be feasible or safe to hold an event of the magnitude of Rio's street carnaval during the Coronavirus pandemic, a disease that has killed over 150,000 people in the country.

"Directors and marchers had already considered that they would not parade unless they had the vaccine. Our position is that . . .

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