According to Johns Hopkins University, Brazil has diagnosed 4.66 million cases of COVID-19 and nearly 140,000 deaths from COVID-19,. And the data also wrote that Rio de Janeiro has been the state hit second-hardest, after Sao Paulo.
In that country, an average of nearly 30,000 new cases and 735 new deaths have been recorded each day over the past two weeks.
It makes the Rio de Janeiro’s world-famous carnival parade has been postponed as the country grapples with the second-deadliest coronavirus outbreak in the world.
And all of Samba schools in Rio de Janeiro announced they would delay the February 2021 Carnival because of COVID-19, and said it would probably not take place until a vaccine was found.
Jorge Castanheira, the president of the group that organizes the Independent League of Rio de Janeiro Samba Schools (LIESA), the organization for annual parades said that they came to the conclusion that the event had to be postponed.
“There is no way to have Carnival without safety. And it’s very difficult to have Carnival without a vaccine.”
As information, the festival draws millions of domestic and international tourists to the beachside city every year.