The traditional carnival in Rio de Janeiro will not take place in February 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. This decision was made by the Independent League of the Samba Schools of Rio de Janeiro (LIESA). This was reported by Globo, citing a statement by League President Jorge Castanheira.
According to the president of the League, it is too early to talk about possible dates of the fastival. It is noted that the carnival depends on the date of receiving the vaccine against coronavirus and immunization.
Earlier in Germany, the authorities of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia announced a ban on large carnival events due to quarantine.
The carnival season there begins on November 11. Traditionally processions are hold, street festivities and celebrations in pubs.
As it was reported earlier, last winter during celebrating a carnival in the city of Volkmarzen in Germany, a car crashed into a crowd; 15 people were injured.