London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display will not go ahead due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Sadiq Khan has said.
Speaking on LBC Radio, Khan said: “I can tell you that there will not be a fireworks New Year’s Eve this year like in previous years.
“We simply cannot afford to have the number of people congregate on New Year’s Eve.”
The mayor added: “What we are working on is to do something that people can enjoy in the comfort and safety of their living rooms on TV.”
Khan said that the exact details of what would happen on Dec 31 have not been finalised.
Traditionally, huge firework displays light up the night skies of capital cities around the world as the new year arrives on the stroke of midnight.
More capital cities are expected to cancel their displays.