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Selic increase, fireworks display in Copacabana and over December 9th

Selic increase, fireworks display in Copacabana and over December 9th

The increase in the basic interest rate, the Selic, and the decision of the Scientific Committee of Covid-19 in the state of Rio de Janeiro to maintain the fireworks display in Copacabana are among the highlights of the 5 facts in the morning of this Thursday (9).

Brazil Aid

Parliamentarians filed a writ of mandamus in the Federal Supreme Court (STF) against the Provisional Measure (MP) that officially creates the Auxílio Brasil program. According to the analyst at CNN Iuri Pitta, the document indicates that the changes in the text, which was changed in the Senate, open loopholes for the return of the waiting list for the benefit.


The basic interest rate, the Selic, rose 1.5% yesterday, reaching 9.25% – the highest level since 2017. The increase, which is the seventh consecutive rate for the index, was established by the Monetary Policy Committee (Copom ) of the Central Bank (BC), under the justification of containing inflation that already exceeds 10%.

Quarantine for foreigners

The measure that obliges unvaccinated foreigners to undergo a quarantine of five days to be allowed to enter Brazil was published today in the Official Gazette of the Union (DOU). After that time, travelers will need to test negative for Covid-19 to stay in the country. The requirements are not necessary if the person is vaccinated.

maritime traffic

The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) approved a measure that requires complete vaccination for the embarkation of people on platforms and cargo ships. The decision also considers as “contact” all persons on board a vessel where a case of Covid-19 is discovered.

New Year’s Eve in Copacabana

The state of Rio de Janeiro should publish this Thursday the approval of the Scientific Committee of Covid to carry out fireworks in Copacabana on New Year’s Eve. Sources close to the government confirmed the CNN that concerts will continue to be not recommended and that municipalities will be advised to plan strategies against agglomerations.


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Reference: CNN Brasil