Happy New Year 2021 Celebrations Live Updates: After a tumultuous year wreaked by the Coronavirus pandemic, the world welcomed the year 2021 with cautioned celebrations. This year’s festivities were subdued due to the rising cases and the rapid spread of the new UK Covid-19 strain, whose first 6 cases were detected on December 29 in India.
From New York’s Times Square to Sydney Harbor, big public revelries have been turned into TV-only shows and digital events.. Germany has banned the sale of fireworks, which residents usually set off in on the streets, and a pyrotechnics show at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate has been called off. Similar is the case of the fireworks show over the River Thames in locked-down London.
In India, Delhi has announced night curfew on New Year’s Eve, restricting more than five people to assemble at a public place. According to the order, no celebratory events, congregations and gatherings at public places are permitted from 11 pm of December 31 to 6 am of January 1, 2021.
In Maharashtra, while hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars will close at 11 pm and large gatherings were prohibited in public places, families were allowed to hold parties in residential places provided it is a small group and social distancing norms are maintained. In Ahmedabad, the restrictions will be effective between 10 pm, Thursday and 6 am Friday. The police restricted hotels from hosting any late-night parties on New Year Eve on Thursday.