New Year’s Eve is synonymous with firework displays; particularly the major London celebrations around the London Eye. But after a rise in Covid cases across the country, this year’s festivities have once again been cancelled.
Almost 200,000 people have tested positive for Covid each day since the middle of this week in the UK.
England remains the only nation in the UK to avoid imposing harsher restrictions after Christmas.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed earlier this week that New Year’s parties will be going ahead.
But, everyone should take extra precautions and take a lateral flow test before leaving their home, he said.
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “This year, as well as a brand-new celebration event in Trafalgar Square, we can look forward to a live broadcast spectacular which will showcase our magnificent city on BBC One.
“London is simply magical during these winter months and after all we have endured as a city we have every reason to celebrate as we look ahead to the new year.”
London’s bridges, buildings and iconic landmarks will be illuminated in a stunning light show to mark the new year.
The city’s Christmas lights, ice rinks, and Christmas markets will also be open on New Year’s Eve.