New York Times Square bid farewell to 2021 with less celebration than usual due to the astronomical re-enactment of the Covit-19 cases, although there was no shortage of confetti, lights, music and congratulations to the newly elected mayor. After midnight. Only 15,000 – usually about 60,000 – were able to access the iconic square to get a closer look at the famous ball of more than 5,300 kilograms of colored crystals hanging in one of the skyscrapers, but they had to meet new requirements. Vaccine and mask, included in safety protocols.
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Those who attended the New Year’s Eve party at the Big Apple were patiently armed and visionary because the police allowed them to enter the fully fenced enclosure from 3pm and did not allow them to carry large bags, folding chairs, umbrellas or liquor. Fry with it or lower the temperature.
The reward for the 50th anniversary should be part of the public “New Year’s Rocking Eve”, The most-watched show on television on December 31st To us, The list of stars in other cases is very short due to the absence of pop divas and last minute cancellations.
In the absence of stars like Jennifer Lopez, she performed tonight in front of a small group of essential workers. Colombian Recordon Carol G, veteran rock band Journey and singer Katie Dunstall have taken to the stage, while the much-anticipated rapper LL Cool J, has dropped out due to a Covit-19 illness.
New York, Which has powdered the records of cases in recent days Govit-19 Due to Omigron variant, Is firmly in its celebration ahead of other major cities in the country such as Los Angeles, Atlanta and San Francisco, whose officials decided to cancel some of their biggest events.
This Friday, State New York More than 76,500 new cases were detected in 24 hours, of which nearly 44,000 were related to the big city, affecting numerous public services, suspending several metro lines and canceling police New Year’s permits due to staff shortages.
“We want to show that we’re moving forward, and we want to show the world that New York City is struggling to get out of this.” Outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio promised that a combination of vaccines, masks and distance would be effective at New Year’s Eve, considering the growing fears of infections.
However, the head of the Times Square Alliance, which brings together businesses in the area and organizes the event, Tom Harris admitted to the local channel ABC7 that in a normal day “there could be up to 270,000 people at the crossroads of the world” without it they would have been vaccinated and masked outside No compulsion to wear.
After many hours of entertainment and cold, just after midnight, the new councilor, Eric Adams – who carried the portrait of his late mother, for whom he feels reverence – took office before the crowd in Times Square, which he symbolized. For the city and center of “excitement, renewal and hope for the future”, it acknowledges that it faces a “tough time”.