Camilo Rocha, CNN • Updated 26th January 2022
Carnival celebrations in Brazil have had another setback because of a spike in Covid-19 cases.
In a joint statement from their health departments on Friday, the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro announced the postponement of their official Carnival parades because of the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
The move comes just weeks after the cities canceled their informal street parades.
The new date for the parades will be in April. Exact dates were not given in the statement, but RioCarnaval.org is showing new dates of April 20 through April 30 in Rio.
The parades were originally scheduled between February 25 and March 5.[…]