Europe is shutting down… London’s Labor Mayor, Sadiq Khan, this Monday, 20 December, announced the cancellation of planned festivities for the new year in the British capital, Omicron Edition, due to a huge increase in very contagious cases.
“With Covid-19 infections at record levels in our city and the UK, I am doing everything possible to slow the spread of the new version of the (…) winter”Mr Khan said in a statement.
“This means we will no longer hold this planned 6,500-people celebration in Trafalgar Square on New Year’s Eve.”, he announced. “It will be very disappointing for many Londoners, but we have to take the right steps to reduce the spread of the virus.”
London in the footsteps of Paris
Instead, “Live telecast of a great show” on bbc, “Celebrating our city and highlighting the highlights of 2021 will be the centerpiece of New Year’s Eve celebrations in London”, explains the press release from the town hall. In doing so, London is following in the footsteps of Paris, which on Saturday announced the cancellation of fireworks and concerts held on the famous avenue des Champs-Elysées, or even Morocco, which were held at receptions and established venues. Prohibits the organization of parties in Curfew between midnight to 6 am
According to officials, at least fourteen people infected with the Omicron version of Covid-19 have died so far and 129 are hospitalized in the United Kingdom, which is already one of the worst-hit countries by the pandemic in Europe , in which more than 147,000 people have died. (+44). On Monday, the country reported 91,743 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, alarming Britons amid calls for more restrictions and what they say are clearly hostile to their impact on the economy.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that he “Won’t Hesitate To Take Action” More restrictive to prevent the spread of the Omicron version, without going through the twist of the screw demanded by some. ,Right now we want people to focus on the safe side.”, he said, citing ventilation and wearing of masks.
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