The measure was announced by the minister of State and the Presidency, Mariana Vieira da Silva, replacing the Prime Minister during his holidays, at the end of the Council of Ministers extraordinary meeting.

According to the minister, this measure is part of the second phase of the ease of lockdown, as 70 percent of the population are now vaccinated against Covid-19, and takes effect as of 23 August.

Currently, with regard to the number of people per table in restaurants, cafes and bakeries, the rule is six people per table inside and 10 people per table on the terraces.

According to the minister, in this second phase of the ease of lockdown restrictions, cultural shows will have 75 percent capacity (at the moment they limited to 66 percent capacity), as well as events such as weddings and baptisms.