Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 (EFE) .- In Rio de Janeiro, the most emblematic city of Brazil, Cariocas and tourists who wish to sunbathe on the beaches will have to reserve their space through a mobile application, as announced on Monday on Monday. Mayor Marcelo Crivella.
In the “Cidade Maravilhosa” sports activities were already allowed on the beaches for a couple of weeks -with masks- and for people to bathe in the sea, but without staying on the sand enjoying the landscape or the sun.
However, the indiscipline of the Cariocas has been evident, whose presence is increasingly frequent on the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema and also on those of Barra de Tijuca, in the west of the city.
“This week we are going to organize the beaches so that people keep their distance on the sand,” Crivella said during the presentation of a medical team that will travel to Lebanon to support the victims of the explosion in Beirut, which already leaves at least 160 dead and 6,000 injured.
“People will be able to occupy these demarcations upon arrival and also by booking in the application. The idea is that this way we can better organize what is not right today,” he added.
According to the mayor, details on how the reservation system will work will be announced towards the weekend and in the meantime he asked people not to crowd on the beaches.
Brazil is the second country in the world with the highest number of deaths and infections from COVID-19, only behind the United States.
Rio de Janeiro, the second most populated city in the country with some 7 million inhabitants, began the gradual reopening of its activities in early June.
The city, which adds more than 8,000 deaths and exceeds 74,000 infections, is one of the regions in which the coronavirus begins to give truce, the same as in most of the municipalities of the homonymous state.
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