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Videos. Now is not the time to celebrate a New Year under the sign of the coronavirus


The planet is preparing this #Thursday, #December 31, 2020 to turn the page of the year 2020 marked by the coronavirus pandemic which forces billions of people to celebrate in privacy and at home the passage to the #New #Year.

#Broken to months of restrictions or even confinement due to #Covid-19, which has killed at least 1.7 million people around the world, the new epidemic waves are forcing a majority of residents to follow the celebrations from their sofa.

#From #Sydney to #Rome, they will attend the fireworks and shows behind a television or computer screen provided the festivities have not been canceled.

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The small archipelago of #Kiribati and the #Samoa #Islands in the #Pacific will be at 10:00 GMT the first to switch in 2021 and the uninhabited islands of #Howland and #Baker will have to wait 26 hours longer.

#Although largely untouched by the pandemic, the nations of the #Pacific will experience a new kind of #New #Year due to border closures, curfews and containment.

#In the palm-fringed #Taumeasina resort near #Apia, the capital of #Samoa, #Tuiataga #Nathan #Bucknall, who runs a property, prides himself on being able to accommodate an unlimited number of guests.

#No gatherings

#But because of the state of emergency in force, he will have to “stop serving alcohol at 11 pm”.

#In #Sydney, the largest city in #Australia, the famous #New #Year’s fireworks will be fired over the #Bay, but with the near total absence of spectators after the appearance of a recent outbreak of contamination in the north of the city which totals some 150 cases.

#Even the plan to allow 5,000 people working on the front lines in the fight against the epidemic to attend to thank them for their efforts has been abandoned.

#Most residents will therefore have to content themselves with watching it on television in the presence of a number of guests limited to five.

#Likewise, it is from their living room that the #Romans will attend the festivities that will take place at #Circus #Maximus, the oldest stadium in the city.

#Two hours of shows are on the program as well as an illumination of the most emblematic sites of the city.

#Italy, where photos of improvised mortuaries and exhausted caregivers have made the rest of the planet aware of the severity of the crisis, is subject to lockdown until #January 7 and a curfew from 22 hours.

#From #France to #Latvia via #Brazil, police officers and, in certain cases, soldiers will be deployed to ensure compliance with curfews or bans on gatherings.

“#Hope”

#In #London, severely affected, the 74-year-old #American singer #Patti #Smith will give a livestream concert, in tribute to caregivers of the NHS, the public health system of the #United #Kingdom, who died of #Covid-19. #It will be shown live on the #Piccadilly #Circus screen and broadcast on #YouTube.

#New #Zealand, where only a few restrictions remain, is one of the only places on the planet where people can celebrate the transition to 2021 without a screen interposed and even watch fireworks.

#In #Dubai, thousands of people are expected to witness a fireworks and laser show at #Burj #Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, despite new cases.

#All people will need to wear a mask or register using a QR code.

#In #Beirut, a city still reeling from the explosion of the deadly and devastating #August 4 explosion at the port, the authorities also relaxed the measures.

The curfew was pushed back to 3 a.m. #Bars, restaurants and nightclubs have reopened and have big #New #Years parties.

#Social media networks are teeming with photos and videos of crowded clubs and restaurants, leading authorities to consider further lockdown after the festivities.

#All over the world, a difficult tomorrow is feared.

#In #Brazil, the second most bereaved country in the world, doctors fear a new wave.

#Videos of people partying without masks are circulating on social networks, and television has broadcast images of police closing bars crowded with customers.

#In her #New #Year’s greetings, #German #Chancellor #Angela #Merkel warned that this “historic” coronavirus crisis is set to continue into 2021 even if the vaccine brings “hope”.





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