In Pictures: COVID mutes New Year’s Eve as world ushers in 2021
Arrival of 2021 celebrated like no other, with many people bidding farewell to a year they’d rather forget.
Published On 31 Dec 2020
This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other in most of the world, but even with most people eager to see the back of a year they would prefer to forget, traditional firework displays have been toned down, and large crowds limited by coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
New Year’s experiences varied greatly depending on the country, just like the coronavirus itself.
Some big cities cancelled or scaled back their traditional celebrations, while a handful of places without active outbreaks were able to carry on as usual.