Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, which has claimed more than 190,000 lives in Brazil, the 28-year-old is holding a celebration at his Mangaratiba mansion which, according to reports, will last for five days.
Agencia Fabrica, the company that organizes the party, has rejected claims that around 500 people are present and insists it will adhere to strict health and safety measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
A statement from party organizers read: “Agencia Fabrica clarifies that she is the creator and producer of the New Year’s Eve event in the Costa Verde region, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, which will receive approximately 150 people.
“The event will take place in compliance with all health standards determined by public agencies. The company also clarifies that the private event, with exclusive access for guests and without ticket sales, takes place with all licenses of competent bodies necessary for its realization. “
Brazil has been hit hard by the pandemic, with only the United States having suffered more deaths than the South American nation, while there have been more than 7 million confirmed cases – the third highest in the world.
President Jair Bolsonaro has dismissed the severity of the virus, although he has tested positive several times. The right-wing leader is also skeptical of the vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech.
He said this month: “In the Pfizer contract it is very clear,“ We are not responsible for any side effects. ”If you turn into a crocodile, that’s your problem.
“If you get superhuman, if a woman starts to grow a beard, or if a man starts to speak in an effeminate voice, they [the vaccine manufacturers] will have nothing to do with it. “
Neymar has scored nine goals and registered three assists in 12 appearances this season for PSG. The old one Barcelona The star has been injured since mid-December and is expected to be fit to compete in the League 1 giants in early 2021, with their first game of the year scheduled for January 6.
Currently without a head coach but close to signing former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, PSG will face Saint Etienne and welcomes Brest to the Parc des Princes three days later.