The mayor of Paris not only announced the cancellation of the concerts, but also canceled the traditional fireworks show over the Champs Elysees, which has been held there for many years, reports the Reuters agency. The traditional event in London was also canceled, as announced on Twitter by the mayor of the city, Sadiq Khan, explaining the decision with the recent increase in the number of cases.
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In Germany, restrictions on group meetings have been in force since December 28th. A maximum of 10 people will be allowed to meet in groups, whether they are vaccinated or convicted. Fireworks displays were abandoned in Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt.
Mass events were also canceled in Greece, where the authorities have just introduced new restrictions and limited the number of people in public events. In the US, for the first time during the pandemic, the number of coronavirus infections in the United States exceeded 2 million in one week.
Strict restrictions on Times Square
Therefore, in New York, the celebration in Times Square was completely different than in previous years. 15,000 people were admitted to the site, and not 58,000 as before, and under strict sanitary conditions. All participants of the event had to be vaccinated and wear masks, reports Reuters.
Bangkok has made the celebration possible as long as the events are held outdoors, participants are vaccinated and tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours. Similar rules were in place in Sydney, Australia, where you had to purchase a ticket to attend the official New Years Eve celebration.
The pyrotechnics demonstrations at the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building in Dubai, were held, but also under strict sanitary restrictions. Each participant had to register for the event, download an individual QR code that allowed him to participate in the show.
In Zakopane, an appeal for masks. Whistles in response
Let us remind you that in Poland, about 20,000 people had fun with TVP in Zakopane during the “New Year’s Eve of Dreams”. The organizers of the event appealed to the audience to put on masks. Whistles were heard after one of such appeals by the leader of Tomasz Kammel.
Doctors are concerned that this could translate into the number of infections. Only on December 31, 13,601 coronavirus infections were recorded in Poland, and information on 638 deaths was also reported. Podhale is one of the less isolated regions in Poland.