World welcomes 2022 with silent celebrations as coronavirus cases rise

World welcomes 2022 with silent celebrations as coronavirus cases rise

The world will usher in 2022 with silent celebrations of another year, such as Coronabandime Now powered by the rapidly spreading Omicron variant, it continues to disrupt daily life around the world. The new alternative is now pioneering Record case numbers In the United States, many cities have had to moderate or cancel celebrations altogether.

Times Square in New York City The event is still on, but only a small portion of the general public was allowed, and all attendees over the age of 5 who did not qualify for an exemption were required to be fully vaccinated and wear face masks. Cities like Atlanta and San Francisco have canceled model parties.

In New Zealand, one of the first cities to start the new year, a light show has replaced the traditional fireworks display. Australia started Seven minutes of fireworks The Associated Press reports that viewing takes place across the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, but access is limited to central Sydney.

Earlier this week, Dr. Anthony Fauci: urging Americans Do not attend large gatherings on New Year’s Eve.

“What I advise people not to do is go to really big parties of 50 to 60 people, where people whistle and things, and they party, and you don’t know the vaccination status of people in that area,” Fauci said.

Australians celebrate New Year's Day 2021
Fireworks light up the sky over Sydney Harbor as midnight approaches on January 1, 2022 in Sydney, Australia.

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