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Brazil: Life's a beach as Copacabana residents enjoy sun with mandatory masks01:54

Brazil: Life's a beach as Copacabana residents enjoy sun with mandatory masks

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
April 24, 2020 at 10:21 GMT -00:00 · Published

Beachgoers of Rio de Janeiro are able to enjoy the good weather at the Copacabana beach, only after wearing a mask, as per the new order imposed by the city's authorities in a bid to counter the spread of the coronavirus.

Footage filmed on Thursday shows the residents walking on the beach, cycling and exercising, while the police were present to make sure the beach visitors adhere to the new order.

Talking about the government's intervention in the resident's behaviours, a resident named Bruno Carnevale, thought this to be "for the good of the community," not least "because many people do not have the education, the necessary discernment to discern whether or not to use the protective mask," he added.

Starting from Thursday, residents are obliged to wear facial masks in public places, according to a new order issued by the authorities of Rio de Janeiro.

According to figures compiled by the Johns Hopkins University, Brazil has reported over 50,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, with more than 3,300 related deaths, as of Friday.

Brazil: Life's a beach as Copacabana residents enjoy sun with mandatory masks01:54
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Beachgoers of Rio de Janeiro are able to enjoy the good weather at the Copacabana beach, only after wearing a mask, as per the new order imposed by the city's authorities in a bid to counter the spread of the coronavirus.

Footage filmed on Thursday shows the residents walking on the beach, cycling and exercising, while the police were present to make sure the beach visitors adhere to the new order.

Talking about the government's intervention in the resident's behaviours, a resident named Bruno Carnevale, thought this to be "for the good of the community," not least "because many people do not have the education, the necessary discernment to discern whether or not to use the protective mask," he added.

Starting from Thursday, residents are obliged to wear facial masks in public places, according to a new order issued by the authorities of Rio de Janeiro.

According to figures compiled by the Johns Hopkins University, Brazil has reported over 50,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, with more than 3,300 related deaths, as of Friday.

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