The government of the Federal District announced, this Tuesday (22), that a large inspection operation is being mounted for the carnival period, with the objective of curbing the holding of parties and events with agglomeration of people. A decree in effect since early January bans a range of public activities such as concerts, festivals and events.
“We are constantly receiving news of carnival parties with tickets already being sold, with programming already being done, and all these places will be inspected. tickets, charging, and the inspection bodies will be in these places and will not allow these events to take place”, said the chief secretary of the Civil House of the DF, Gustavo Rocha, during a press conference to detail the measures.
In all, at least 41 parties that are being announced are on the list of those that will be supervised by the capital’s control bodies. In addition to the security forces, such as civil and military police and the Fire Department, agents from the State Secretariat for the Protection of the Urban Order of the Federal District (DF Legal), Procon, Instituto Brasília Ambiental, Sanitary Surveillance, among others, will be on the streets.
“We will have reinforcements in our teams. At those points where we know that some blocks, some people have the habit of celebrating Carnival, we will be carrying out inspections, in order to guide people that it is not allowed to holding public carnival parties”, stated the Secretary of Public Security, Júlio Danilo. He highlighted that the inspection will be divided into six major regions of the capital.
The head of the DF Legal Department, Cristiano Mangueira, stressed that no event with a carnivalesque bias, paid or not, is authorized, even if held in commercial establishments. The penalties, according to him, range from R$4,000 to R$20,000, with the possibility of banning the establishment or the responsible promoter for up to 60 days.
“It’s no use for the establishment to camouflage this type of charge through coveredor by means of a consummation charge”, he emphasized.
The head of the Civil House of the Palácio dos Buritis asked for the understanding and collaboration of the population. According to Gustavo Rocha, the numbers of the pandemic are improving in the DF, after the explosion of cases at the beginning of the year, but precautionary measures are still needed.
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“Despite that [da melhora], there is still very strong pressure on the health system. The ICUs have a very high percentage of occupancy and, for this reason, the governor said yesterday, it is not yet the time to make flexibility, especially during festive periods. We verify that whenever there is a party period, Christmas EveChristmas, holidays, there is a peak in the elevation of the contamination of the covid here in the Federal District”.
Below, see what can and cannot work during the carnival period in Brasilia, according to the rules in force:
What is prohibited:
– Carnival events, such as balls, shows, blocks, parades, paid or not, even if held in commercial establishments, such as bars, restaurants, party houses, nightclubs and the like;
– Shows, festivals and the like with admission charge or any contribution from the public, even if reverted to consumption;
– Bars, restaurants and nightclubs that have space for dancing;
– Parties with admission charge, such as raves.
Or what is allowed:
– Bar with live music with no admission charge and no space for dancing (charges may apply covered artistic);
– Shows, festivals and the like, without admission charge or any public charge, and without space for dancing, upon proof of immunization and use of a mask by the participants;
– Sporting events through the use of masks by the participants;
– Circus, cinema and theater of any nature are allowed;
– Houses or establishments for parties, and holding of weddings, with no admission charge.
Source: BdF Distrito Federal
Editing: Flavia Quirino