Most NYE celebrations will be watched from home, if they haven’t already been canceled Millions are in lockdown as recent waves of COVID infections continue to take their toll Many are eager to see the end of 2020, a year in which COVID-19 killed over 1.7 million people All updates in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) 10:00 Hawaii was the final US state to bid farewell, five hours after New York and the rest of the eastern seaboard rang in the new year. The festivities for 2020 were a stark deviation from previous years with the streets of most major cities around the world left eerily quiet as people celebrated, or not, at home. Where is everyone? Deserted New Year celebrations Sydney, Australia A 12-minute fireworks show lit up Sydney Harbor behind the city’s famous opera house. But the attraction only drew a few dozen people amid a new COVID-19 outbreak in Australia’s largest city. Where is everyone? Deserted New Year celebrations Seoul, South Korea The South Korean capital was abnormally quiet going into the New Year. Seoul’s city government canceled its annual New Year’s Eve bell-ringing ceremony at the Gwanghwamun gate, an event that normally attracts hundreds of thousands of people…. Read full this story
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