Rio de Janeiro proposes mini-Carnaval on Paquetá island to test vaccine effectiveness

Only residents of this island, home to some 4,200 people, are expected to participate in the mini Carnaval. However, the Mayor's Office did not specify how it will control the entry of visitors.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, proposed holding an early mini-Carnaval on the Brazilian island of Paquetá, whose population will be massively vaccinated next Sunday.

"If all goes well, we already have our first marked test event. Let's vaccinate!", stated Paes in a message on Twitter.

Paes, an avowed Carnaval lover, intends to organize the party in September on this island located in Guanabara Bay, an hour by boat from downtown Rio . . .

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