The annual New Year’s Eve celebrations which traditionally see millions of people gathered on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro have been cancelled this year as Brazil grapples with surging coronavirus infections, city authorities said.
The celebrations are “not viable in this pandemic scenario, without a vaccine,” the city’s tourism office said in a statement, noting that the world-famous Carnival celebrations, normally set for February, might also have to be cancelled.
Instead, a virtual New Year’s celebration was being planned.
“There is no great reason…
Source: Guardian Newspaper