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Will Omicron cancel New Year’s Eve?

Good morning! Today, Omicron fears are leading Brazilian cities to call off New Year’s Eve parties. Situation on the Brazil-Paraguay border heats up, with the government sending troops. Biodiesel incentives held down amid fuel price spike.

State capitals begin to cancel New Year’s Eve celebrations

New Year's Eve in Copacabana Beach, Rio. Photo: Leanne Vorrias/Shutterstock
New Year’s Eve in Copacabana Beach, Rio. Photo: Leanne Vorrias/Shutterstock

Covid deaths and cases have been consistently down for the better part of this year, as almost two-thirds of Brazilians are fully immunized against the coronavirus. However, while distancing restrictions are being lifted around the country, multiple state capitals have decided to err on the side of caution and cancel official public events to celebrate...

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