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Images of people dancing in crowded areas without masks in Covid-struck Rio de Janeiro have emerged.
VIDEO: Hundreds shun virus restrictions at street parties in Rio.
Aerial images show hundreds of people dancing maskless at crowded street parties in virus-hit Rio de Janeiro as part of celebrations marking Brazil’s Independence Day pic.twitter.com/qzoiqgZCjJ
In the UK the deputy chief medical officer has warned that if the country does not again take coronavirus very seriously it will face “a bumpy ride over the next few months”, after a “big change” in infections.
Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said on Monday that the public had “relaxed too much” over the summer and described the rising number of cases were of “great concern”.
This is a big change. It’s now consistent over two days and it’s of great concern at this point.
We’ve been able to relax a bit over the summer, the disease levels have been really quite low in the UK through the summer but these latest figures really show us that much as people might like to say ‘oh well it’s gone away’ – this hasn’t gone away.