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The world welcomes 2021 under restraint and discouragement


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#He world has started to leave behind year 2020, marked mainly by the pandemic of the coronavirus and that forces billions of people a celebrate the step to #New #Year in the privacy of #House.

The new waves from epidemic oblige a majority to follow the celebrations from the sofa of his home, after months of restrictions for him covid-19, which has left near 1.8 million dead all over the planet.

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#From #Sydney to #Rome, humans attend fireworks and shows via television or computer screen, as long as the festivities have not been canceled.

The small archipelago of #Kiribati and the #Samoa islands in the #Pacific have been, at 10:00 GMT, the first to arrive in 2021, while the uninhabited islands of #Howland and #Baker will have to wait another 26 hours.

#Although largely unaffected by the pandemic, #Pacific nations are experiencing a new form of the #New #Year, due to border closures, curfew and lockdown.

#At the palm-fringed #Taumeasina seaside resort near #Apia, #Samoa’s capital, #Tuiataga #Nathan #Bucknall, who runs a property, prides himself on being able to accommodate an unlimited number of guests.

#Meetings forbidden

#But due to the current state of emergency, he will have to “stop serving alcohol at 11pm.”

#In #Sydney, the largest city in #Australia, the famous #New #Year’s fireworks were fired over the bay, but with the almost total absence of spectators after the appearance of a recent outbreak of pollution in the north of the city, which totals some 150 cases.

The idea of ​​allowing 5,000 people working on the front lines in the fight against the epidemic to attend to thank them for their efforts was even put aside.

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#From #Brazil to #Latvia via #France, police officers and soldiers will be deployed, in some cases, to ensure compliance with the curfew and the ban on assemblies.

Therefore, most residents had to be content with watching it on television in the presence of a maximum of five guests.

#In the same way, the #Romans will attend from the sofa of their houses to the parties that will take place in the #Circus #Maximus, the oldest stadium in the city.

The program includes two hours of shows and lighting of the most emblematic places of the city.

#Italy, where photographs of makeshift funeral homes and exhausted caregivers made the rest of the planet aware of the severity of the crisis, is subject to a population lockdown until #January 7 and a curfew from 10 p.m.

‘#Esperanza’

#In #London, severely affected, the 74-year-old #American singer #Patti #Smith will give a live concert, in tribute to the caregivers of the NHS, the #United #Kingdom’s public health system, who died of COVID-19. #It will be broadcast live on the #Piccadilly #Circus screen and broadcast on #YouTube.

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#New #Zealand, where there are only a few restrictions, is one of the only places on the planet where people can celebrate the transition to 2021, without a screen getting in the way, and can even attend fireworks displays.

#In #Dubai, thousands of people are expected to witness a fireworks and laser lighting show at #Burj #Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, despite new cases.

#All persons must wear a mask or register with a QR code.

#In #Beirut, a city still reeling from the deadly and devastating #August 4 explosion at the port, authorities also relaxed measures.

The curfew was implemented from 3 in the morning.

#Bars, restaurants and nightclubs have reopened and big #New #Year’s parties have been organized.

#Social media is full of photos and videos of crowded clubs and restaurants, prompting authorities to consider a new lockdown after the holidays.

A difficult tomorrow is feared throughout the world.

#In #Brazil, the second most affected country in the world, doctors fear a new wave.

#Videos of people without masks circulate on social media, and television has broadcast images of police officers closing down bars full of customers.

#In her #New #Year’s greetings, #German #Chancellor #Angela #Merkel warned that this “historic” coronavirus crisis will continue until 2021, even if the vaccine has brought “hope.”

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https://www.excelsior.com.mx/global/el-mundo-da-la-bienvenida-al-2021-bajo-restricciones-y-desanimo/1424780

#world #welcomes #restraint #discouragement

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