Rio de Janeiro announces curfew as Brazil battles COVID tsunami

While COVID-19 deaths and infections are falling globally, that is not the case in Brazil, where a record 1,910 people died from the virus on Wednesday.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s second biggest city of Rio de Janeiro will be the latest to adopt new COVID-related restrictions on Friday, March 5th, including a night curfew, in a bid to slow a deadly second wave that is ravaging the South American country.

The city of 6.7 million people will impose a curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. and order restaurants to close at 5 p.m., while certain businesses, such as clubs, will be shut altogether, according to information published in the city’s official bulletin on Thursday.

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