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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Amidst the new surge of Covid-19, Rio de Janeiro's City Hall decided to announce further restrictive measures to prevent crowds on New Year's Eve. In addition to isolating the Copacabana neighborhood, acting Mayor Jorge Felippe banned fireworks along the city's beachfront - including in hotels - from midnight on December 31st to 7 AM on January 1st.

The use of sound equipment on the beachfront was also forbidden. An inspection checkpoint will be placed at the city limits of the capital, blocking access of tour buses, minibuses and vans.

Measures to discourage crowds also . . .

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