Revellers banned from watching New Year's fireworks at Sydney harbour

Due to the coronavirus Australians from Sydney have been banned from gathering at the harbourside to watch the fireworks display that will see in the New Year.

Gladys Berejiklian, New South Wales state premier, stated on Monday that people living in the city center will be able to invite 10 people to their homes to watch the display and celebrate the New Year, however, guests will need to apply for a special permit to enter the city. Sydney recorded 5 new cases of COVID-19 which is a total of 126 infections since 10th December. In normal times more than 1 million people would be gathered at Sydney harbor to watch the world-famous firework display that centers around Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Ms Berejiklian told residents: “My strong message to everyone is to watch the fireworks on TV.” She finished off by saying that people may be able to view the display from parks across the city as long as they adhere to social distancing rules. Earlier this year the New Year fireworks display in London was canceled.


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