• Rio sends Zika fumigators into carnival stadium

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    RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio de Janeiro sent fumigators on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) into the city’s carnival stadium, which will also be used for Olympic archery in August, to combat an outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The sight of men in protective overalls and goggles spraying the famous Sambodrome facility was a grim confirmation of just how worried Brazil is becoming that the virus scare will tarnish both the carnival and upcoming Summer Olympics. The Sambodrome will host Rio’s elaborate annual parades on February 7 and 8, and also the archery contest during the Games.

    AFP

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