The massive increase in Covid 19 cases in the UK and the increasing amount of Omigran variation have forced the City of London to cancel planned New Year celebrations.
London’s Labor Mayor Sadiq Khan on Monday evening announced the cancellation of planned New Year’s celebrations in the British capital, citing a sharp rise in cases of the highly contagious variant Omigron.
“With Covid 19 infections being reported across our city and across the UK, I’m committed to slowing down the spread of this new variant and ensuring that our services (public health) are not affected (…) by winter,” he said. Was contacted.
“We will no longer hold the planned 6,500-person celebration in Trafalgar Square on New Year’s Eve,” he said. “It’s very frustrating for many Londoners, but we need to take the right steps to reduce the spread of the virus.”
On the contrary, the Town Hall reported that “a spectacular live broadcast of the spectacle”, “celebrating our city and highlighting the highlights of 2021, will be the focus of New Year’s celebrations in London.”
Control measures in the UK soon
In doing so, London follows in the footsteps of Paris, which on Saturday announced the cancellation of planned fireworks and concerts at the famed Avenue des Champs-Elysees or even Morocco, which prohibits the reception and reception of banquets. Curfew order from midnight to 6 p.m.
According to officials, at least fourteen people infected with the omigran variant of Govit-19 have died so far and 129 have been hospitalized in the UK, while more than 147,000 have already died from the epidemic in Europe. . As of Monday, 91,743 new Covid-19 cases had been reported in the country in 24 hours, with Britain demanding more sanctions and a split between those who say they are clearly hostile to their impact on the economy.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that he will “not hesitate to take further action” to prevent the spread of the Omigran variant without seeing the screwdriver demanded by some. Citing ventilation and wearing a mask, he said, “Now we want people to focus on being careful.”