The traditional New Year celebration in Times Square should be done again in a small group. The mayor of the largest city in the United States has, in fact, imposed a measure to combat the spread of the Omigran variant.
The mayor of the U.S. megalopolis, Bill de Blasio, announced Thursday that the number of people allowed to sit in Times Square in New York on New Year’s Day was a decision taken in response to a rise in pollution caused by the new corona virus. Omigron variant.
For the second year in a row, the health crisis has cast a shadow over the ceremonies that traditionally unite thousands of people in and around the famous Manhattan Square.
The event, which ends with the arrival of the giant crystal ball for the countdown, is being watched on television by millions of people around the world.
The number of people who can sit in the center of the New York Times Square will be reduced by two-thirds, allowing social distance to be respected. To access it, one must show proof of vaccination against Covit-19 and wear a mask.
In a statement, Bill de Blasio said the traditional “audience of 58,000” would be reduced to about 15,000.