Brazilians say ‘I do’ at drive-thru weddings to avoid virus

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Most states in Brazil are prohibiting large gatherings in their efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus, forcing many couples to put off traditional wedding ceremonies. Some, though, are seeking out alternatives. At least seven Brazilian states have enacted regulations allowing matrimony via video conference. But a notary public in the Santa Cruz neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro has a different wrinkle. It is the only one that has created drive-thru weddings. The ceremony lasts about five minutes, with the reading of the vows, exchange of rings and the kiss.