Rio Residents Disregard Isolation, Head to the Beach Over Holiday

The most intense flow was seen at Pepê beach, in Barra da Tijuca, in the city's West Zone.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the daily increase in the number of confirmed cases and deaths due to the novel coronavirus, part of Rio de Janeiro's residents decided to ignore the isolation rules on Friday, May 1st holiday.

The bustling sidewalk along the beaches of Rio's west and south zones was intense in the late morning. And in Barra da Tijuca and Recreio, many families were spotted on the beach.

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