Celebrating 2022 in the year of omicron: out with the sound of a whine

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Celebrating 2022 in the year of omicron: out with the sound of a whine

The New Year’s Eve festivities all over the globe have been altered or cancelled due to the omicron strain of coronavirus continues to take over the world.

The authorities from the U.K. have warned partygoers in Scotland and Wales to stay clear of England to celebrate the 2022 year of the ring. even though no formal travel ban is in effect.


One-in-15 residents of London was suffering from COVID-19 in the week leading up to Christmas According the Office of National Statistics.

The spectacle of fireworks explodes across The Sydney Opera House along with the Harbour Bridge during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Sydney Saturday, January. 1, 2022.
(Dean Lewins/AAP image via AP)

The Prime Secretary Boris Johnson has called on people to take a fast coronavirus test prior to socialize with others, or having a party outside.

Metro announced on Friday that fireworks will take place in London following the annual public display was cancelled and that the public can watch them on television.

For Edinburgh, Scotland, which typically hosts one of Europe’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations, residents are being urged to stay home.

However, Australia went ahead with its celebrations, launching thousands of fireworks across the Sydney’s Harbor Bridge and Opera House even as health authorities have reported record-breaking 32,000 new cases of the virus, including several in New South Wales city.

A man dressed in a face mask poses to take a picture in front of the illuminated decorations during New year’s Eve, in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday, Dec. 31 2021.
(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Nearby New Zealand opted to replace its Auckland fireworks display with a lighting display projected on landmarks to keep crowds away from gathering.

In Japan the mask-clad tourists filled shrines and temples.

The event took place in Seoul, South Korea, the traditional New Year’s Eve bell-ringing ceremony was postponed because of a spike in cases. However, an unrecorded video was shown online and on TV.


A large number of people from India had planned on celebrating the festival from their homes because of nighttime curfews as well as other restrictions.

The government of Indonesia has banned numerous New Year’s Eve celebrations – including fireworks in Jakarta as well as Vietnam cancelled celebrations and fireworks.

An Delhi police officer guards the area as other police officers guard Connaught Place, Delhi’s famous and longest-running shopping district in the midst of restrictions because of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases New Year’s Eve in New Delhi, India, Friday December. 31, 2021.
(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

A crowd of 3,000 was expected to take part in the New Year’s Eve celebration held in Hong Kong, and Thailand authorities have said they will permit fireworks and parties to continue under strict security precautions.

In mainland China In mainland China, the Shanghai government has cancelled an annual lighting show, and famous temples located in Nanjing, Hangzhou and other cities cancelled celebrations for New Year’s Eve “lucky bell-ringing” ceremony.

Even though San Francisco canceled its fireworks show, the annual New Year’s Eve celebration in New York City is still the case “go,” although officials have said that the number of guests permitted into the area will be restricted.

However, the ball will fall in front of a crowd of around 15,000 people who will be legally required to present the proof for vaccinations and wearing masks.

Confetti is released following it was announced that the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball is dropped in a nearly completely empty Times Square due to the COVID-19 lockdown that began early Friday, January. 1st 2021.
(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

The new mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, is scheduled to take the oath during Times Square following the ball dropping. The actor and rapper LL Cool J announced he was stepping down from the event due to having confirmed positive for COVID-19.

Infections that are widespread have been a problem for New York in December, and the state statistics showed that New Yorkers that the Big Apple reported a record number of cases confirmed on Tuesday.

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Coronavirus instances across the U.S. have soared to the highest level ever recorded and the surge fueled by omicrons has put children in hospital in record number – particularly for those who have not been vaccinated.

The week of December. 21-27 An average of 334 children aged 17 or less were admitted each day in hospitals for the coronavirus. That’s an increase of 58% from the week prior the outbreak, as per CDC statistics.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.