Covid news live: Rio de Janeiro cancels Carnival parade for second year; Delhi imposes weekend curfew

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Indian capital ordered to stay at home over coming weekends; Rio de Janeiro mayor calls off world-famous Carnival parade due to an increase in Covid cases

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Rio de Janeiro has cancelled its world-famous Carnival parade for a second year due to an increase in Covid cases and the threat from the arrival of the Omicron coronavirus variant, the city’s mayor said on Tuesday.

Rio mayor Eduardo Paes announced after a meeting with health authorities that the city would call off the event that draws hundreds of thousands of Carnival revellers each year.

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