The Loulé Chamber announced this Wednesday the cancellation of the Carnival parade due to the evolution of the covid-19 pandemic situation, to prevent the spread of the disease in that municipality in the district of Faro.
The decision to cancel the carnival parade scheduled to take place between February 26 and March 1 is justified in a statement, by the municipality, with the increase in the number of infections by the Ómicron variant of the new coronavirus “which does not allow timely planning of its programming” .
“Once again, we took this difficult decision, aware that this is the right path because Carnival is an event conducive to social contact, as it brings together an average of 70 thousand visitors annually”, justifies the mayor of Loulé, quoted in the note.
For Vítor Aleixo, “this new variant [Ómicron] is extremely contagious, which could lead to an increase in the spread of the virus [Sars-Cov-2] in the municipality of Loulé, something you want to avoid at all costs”.
“By canceling our parade, we prioritize the health of our community”, claims the mayor.
The municipality added that it is considering carrying out initiatives that reinforce the importance of this event, but that do not jeopardize the health security of the population.
This is the second year in a row that the Loulé Carnival parade is canceled due to the covid-19 pandemic.