Sunday, July 3, 2022

New Years

World to ring in New Year under Covid cloud

The past 12 months saw a new US president and a new Adele album, the first spectator-free Olympics, and dreams of democracy from Afghanistan to Myanmar and Hong Kong crushed by authoritarian regimes.

Sydney gears up for New Year’s Eve celebrations despite record Omicron surge

All Australian states, except for Western Australia, have begun to live with the virus after higher vaccination levels and the ease in restrictions has pushed cases to record highs.

New York City to scale down New Year’s Eve celebrations at Times Square

This year, the city will allow only about a third of the usual number of partygoers inside the dozens of fenced-out viewing areas set up in the square, allowing for greater social distancing.

London cancels New Year event over virus surge

The city authorities say there will be a 'live broadcast spectacular' on the BBC instead that will celebrate the city.

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