The number of casualties left behind by heavy rains that hit the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro between late Friday and early Saturday has gone up to 17, local authorities reported Monday.
One day after reports from Rio de Janeiro heralded wearing facemasks indoors may soon be over, the Brazilian Cruise Association (Clia) Thursday announced the resumption of the 2021/2022 cruise season as of this coming Saturday, March 5.
Rio de Janeiro local authorities are considering the possibility of scrapping the mandatory use of facemasks given the decreasing number of COVID-19 infections reported over the past few weeks.
Tourists keep pouring into the Wonderful City (Cidade Maravilhosa) where not even Omicron is to kill the joy of its people, even if the streets will be less colorful for the second year in a row.
Just when The Economist pointed out Montevideo was boring compared to Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian city started its traditional Carnival long weekend under sanitary protocols which have taken away much of its joy.
One week after the heaviest rains recorded in the Brazilian city of Petropolis, the number of casualties was reported Tuesday to have reached 195, while 69 people remained missing and another 811 were still homeless after being evacuated.
Casualties in the Brazilian city of Petropolis due to unprecedented rainfalls and landslides have reached an all-time-high number of 176, at a place where other natural disasters years ago have already left hundreds of people dead.
Relief work in Petropolis had to be halted Thursday due to new rains but the death toll continued to increase from previous figures, reaching 117 fatalities and at least 116 people missing.
Ships from all navies in the region keep arriving at Río de Janeiro for the Velas Latinoamérica 2022 (Latin American Sails 2022) parade scheduled for Feb. 22
Rio de Janeiro authorities Wednesday spoke of at least 80 casualties as relief work continued following Tuesday's mudslides and floods in the Petropolis area.