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Countries reduce New Year’s celebrations as Omicron surges worldwide

For the first time in the world on Thursday, the number of cases of Covid-19 per day exceeded 1 million and infected more than 7.3 million in the last 7 days, so many festivals around the world will be canceled or strict measures will be taken. Will be celebrated below.

The coronavirus, first detected two years ago and declared a pandemic in March 2020, killed more than 5.4 million people. (AFP)

New Year celebrations around the world have been canceled or reduced as the coronavirus casts darkness on the second year’s festival.

The latest variant, Omicron, is thought to cause temporary mild illness, but has recently pushed infection levels to record levels in the United States, United Kingdom, France and other European countries, limiting governments. Have been forced to impose.

From Greece to Mexico, from Barcelona to Bali, and throughout Europe, authorities have canceled or reduced public rallies by closing or imposing a curfew.

South Africa is the first country to go against this trend. After health officials said the current wave peak had passed, it raised a curfew from midnight to 4 am to allow the celebration to proceed.

read more: Omicron spreads global darkness as New Year’s celebrations approach

Additional measures

In France, everyone over the age of 11 is required to wear a mask outdoors while walking through the streets of Paris from Friday. The nightclub is closed until January.

In Spain, public festivals have been canceled in most areas and in big cities except Madrid. In Madrid, a rally limited to 7,000 is planned, compared to 18,000 in 2019.

Indonesia, which has reported more than 4.2 million confirmed cases, may be deported from Bali on a resort island if foreign travelers are found to violate Covid’s health rules. I warned.

Mexico City has canceled New Year’s Eve as a precautionary measure after the increase in incidents.

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WHO: Omicron’s risk is “very high” and can overwhelm the medical system

Source: TRT World and distributors

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