Sydney December 26, 2020
What will this year’s New Year Eve celebrations be like in Sydney Australia? Will the historic fireworks be cancelled?
In a Corona virus ridden world, where all festivals and celebrations bear the stamp of COVID restrictions, New Year celebrations are also lined up to follow the same fate. This realization has already dawned in the minds of the Sydneysiders, but most of them are still keen on throwing caution to the winds. Recent visuals that have surfaced of the impromptu Bronte beach Christmas party bear proof. A large number of backpackers were seen dancing and making merry with scant regard for any social distancing norms.
The Northern Beaches have been cited as areas of grave concern, as a massive surge in COVID-19 cases has been reported from that cluster. A new total of more than 100 cases have been reported so far.
The Premier has said that she will be consulting health authorities and taking a decision regarding to celebration guidelines for New Year’s Eve. She went on to add lest people start raising their hopes that it would in all probability be like watching fireworks from the safety of the respective homes. The 4 square meter rule is currently in place for venues hosting public gatherings, and social events.
An overnight record of 9 new infections came to light on this Saturday. Out of these 9 a connection of 8 cases could be established with the Northern beach cluster.
Recently rumors were being floated about the cancellation of the much awaited fireworks in Sydney and this prompted the Premier to issue a statement saying that in all probability it looked like no live watching would be permitted. She reiterated that after discussions with health officials the final guidelines would be in place in a few days.