Brazil health authorities Thursday set up a huge awning about 50 meters from the International Friendship Bridge crossing into Paraguay to carry out quick COVID-19 tests. The campaign will span for two weeks and will not be mandatory.
The City Hall of Rio de Janeiro Friday announced that effective September 1, a COVID-19 vaccination passport will be required for customers to be allowed to enter cinemas, theatres, museums, stadiums, amusement parks and gyms.
Rio de Janeiro city officials have reported a local man was able to get vaccinated five times in ten weeks against covid-19, presumably thanks to failures in the electronic documenting system.
Brazilian scientists Wednesday claimed to have found a new variant of the SARS-Cov-2 virus in Rio de Janeiro, which they named P5 but is yet to be recognized worldwide.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro took a motorcycle ride through Rio de Janeiro Sunday where he was escorted by thousands of biker fans from all over the country who seized the opportunity to take selfies.
Rio de Janeiro's iconic statue of Jesus Christ was the recipient of an advertising campaign in favour of coronavirus vaccines, which coincided with the news that Brazil would be receiving the key ingredients from China for the local production of immunizers.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro expressed his congratulations to the Rio de Janeiro police late Sunday for last week's raid in a favela which left 28 dead.
Rio de Janeiro Governor Cláudio Castro Friday stood by the police's actions in Jacarezinho, claiming that the suspects' response had been “brutal.”
A new variant of the Brazilian coronavirus has been identified this week, according to Rio de Janeiro health authorities.
An anti-drug raid by Rio de Janeiro law enforcement agents Thursday left 24 suspects and one police officer dead in the precarious Jacareizinho favela.