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Disturbing pictures from Brazil: Beaches in Rio de Janeiro are packed despite the corona pandemic

2021-01-25T15:43:36.004Z

Although the corona pandemic is raging in Brazil, none of it can be felt on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Crowds cavort in the sun.



Although the corona pandemic is raging in Brazil, none of it can be felt on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

Crowds cavort in the sun.

Rio de Janeiro - Despite the increasing corona numbers *, the beaches of the Brazilian metropolis Rio de Janeiro are full.

The visitors huddled close together between the colorful parasols on the world-famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, as can be seen in photos from Sunday.

Many did not wear a mask.

Crowds on the beach in Rio: No sign of Corona in Brazil

The ZDF correspondent Christoph Röckerath was amazed at the crowds on Twitter: “Coronacabana.

Own photos from yesterday afternoon.

Most people wear masks on the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

But otherwise Corona is largely ignored.

At the weekend there is a party on the beach, until the morning, like every summer here. "

Coronacabana.

Own photos from yesterday afternoon.

Most people wear masks on the streets of #RiodeJaneiro.

But otherwise #Corona is largely ignored.

At the weekend there is a party on the beach until the morning, like every summer here.

#Brazil #Copacabana pic.twitter.com/gYBUFjlzhd

- Christoph Röckerath (@CRoeckerath) January 18, 2021

On Sunday, the streets along the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon and the Aterro do Flamengo park were again closed to vehicle traffic and converted into leisure areas for the residents of Rio.

January is the holiday season in Brazil.

"Completely banalized": Corona pandemic does not play a major role in Brazil

The people had meanwhile "

completely trivialized

"

the pandemic

, the news portal "G1" quoted the scientist Chrystina Barros from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in view of the pictures.

“It's summer so they are tired (of the restrictions) and the beaches are very attractive.

Unfortunately it doesn't work anymore.

We see no way of believing that we can win people's consciences

. "

At the same time, a third mutation of the coronavirus was discovered in Brazil, which led to numerous entry restrictions for travelers from the South American country.

In Germany, Brazil is now even a

high-risk area

.

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Corona in Brazil: Media-effective vaccination before the Christ statue

Brazil, a state with 210 million inhabitants, is currently one of the hot spots of the corona pandemic.

So far, around 8.5 million people in the largest country in Latin America have been proven to have been infected with the corona virus.

More than 209,000 patients have died in connection with Covid-19

.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most affected states.

Corona infections and hospital occupancy rates have recently increased again.

Following the emergency approval of Sinovac and AstraZeneca's corona vaccines by the National Health Surveillance Authority in Brazil, Anvisa, the first Brazilian woman was vaccinated in São Paulo on Sunday.

At the same time, the central government started its vaccination campaign, in the course of which an 80-year-old woman was

vaccinated in

front of the Christ

statue

in Rio de Janeiro in a complex and media-effective way

, as fr.de * reported.

(fk / dpa) * Merkur.de and fr.de are part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editorial network.

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Source: merkur

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