Salvador announced, this Monday (29), the cancellation of public New Year's Eve parties in the city. The cities of Florianópolis and Belo Horizonte had already made a similar decision.
The management of Eduardo Paes (PSD), from Rio de Janeiro, decided to keep the party on Copacabana beach, where there will be the traditional fireworks display. Manaus, which went through a crisis in January with lack of oxygen for Covid-19 patients, confirmed the celebration on the edge of Ponta Negra.
In announcing the decision for Salvador, Mayor Bruno Reis (DEM) mentioned the omicron variant of the coronavirus, which appeared in African countries and spread to other nations, and the increase in cases which has affected the European continent in recent weeks.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon