Rio Mayor Says Residents Will Be Banned from Going Outside without Masks

The Mayor also complained about citizens violating social isolation, particularly in favelas and low-income neighborhoods.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Although failing to provide a specific date, the Mayor of Rio, Marcelo Crivella, said on Friday, April 17th, that he will issue a decree banning residents from going out on the streets without masks. The statement was made while Crivella commented on Covid-19 situation in the capital of Rio de Janeiro.

According to him, everyone must wear the protection - "from the Mayor to the Waste Collector". In the morning, Crivella was present at the Riocentro Convention & Event Center, in the city's west zone, where the 500-bed municipal field hospital is set up . . .

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