Rio bans New Year’s Eve parties
Lucrecia Franco

For the first time in decades, Rio de Janeiro's New Year's Eve beach party has been cancelled. 

Rio’s authorities decided to ban one of the world’s most famous end-of-the year events as the city is facing a new surge of COVID-19. 

It is a blow to the city`s residents and tourists, but it is the only alternative to avoid another increase in cases and more fatalities in Brazil. 

CGTN's Lucrecia Franco, in Rio de Janeiro, reports.

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