According to the minister’s announcement, materials must be for personal use and be in appropriate material; measure takes effect immediately
Brasilia DF) – The Minister of Justice and Public Security, Flávio Dino, announced that, starting this Saturday (18), bottled water will be allowed to enter shows and the drink will be made available free of charge in cases of high exposure to heat.
“From today onwards, as determined by the Consumer Secretariat of the Ministry of Justice, bottles of WATER for personal use, in suitable material, will be allowed to enter shows”, he wrote on his social networks.
“And companies producing shows with high heat exposure must provide free drinking water in easily accessible ‘hydration islands’,” he added.
According to the minister, the measure is effective immediately. “The National Consumer Secretariat will take the appropriate measures for inspection, with the collaboration of States and Municipalities, as well as action by the Police, if necessary”, he concluded.
Earlier, Dino had advised the National Consumer Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, Wadih damousto adopt appropriate measures regarding reports of sealing or lack of water availability for consumers who went or will go to shows during the heat wave in the country.
A fan died and another 1,000 people fainted during Taylor Swift’s first concert in Brazil, held on Friday night (17) at the Nilton Santos Stadium, Engenhão, in Rio de Janeiro.
In an interview with CNN, the secretary said that there must be drinking fountains and that people can enter with plastic water bottles. “The producer has to take responsibility for this.”
Damous stated that the measure is an emergency, but that what happened during the show that led to the discomfort of more than a thousand people will still be investigated.
“And responsibilities will be assigned,” he added.
*With information from CNN
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