The world is ringing in the New Year with fireworks and hope [WATCH]

Fireworks explode over Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge as New Year’s Eve begins in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, January 1, 2021. | Photo credit: AP

New Delhi: New Zealand and Australia rang in 2021 with a spectacular fireworks display and light show in Auckland and Sydney. The South Pacific island nation of Samoa was the first to mark the new year, followed by New Zealand and Australia.

New Zealand, which won applause for handling the coronavirus, kicked off the New Year holidays with Skycity and Vector Lights on the Auckland Harbor Bridge.

Despite the closure of international borders, months of zero Covid-19 cases in the community have allowed life in New Zealand to return to relative normalcy.

New Zealand holidays

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Times Square in New York to Sydney Harbor, major public explosions have been turned into TV shows and digital events. Fireworks performances were also canceled from the Las Vegas Strip to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

Even private New Year’s parties in some places are restricted.

New Year’s Eve in Sydney

Fireworks explode over boats and Sydney Harbor Bridge during the reduced New Year’s Eve holidays due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Australia. But there were no party scenes embracing while Aukland – Sydney’s New Year’s fireworks were not crowded.

Spend New Year’s Eve safely at home: British Prime Minister

Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called on people to mark New Year’s Eve today, from the safety of their homes, while the Covid-19 blockade in the UK has been extended amid the new scare virus and the continuing rise in infection rates in the UK. all the country.

“I must ask you to respect the rules in which you live and see in the New Year safely at home. That means not meeting friends or family indoors, unless they are in the same household or holding the balloon and avoiding large gatherings of any kind, ā€¯Johnson said.

“We are still in the tunnel of this pandemic, but the light is not only visible; thanks to an extraordinary feat of British engineering, if you will, the tunnel has been shortened and we move faster through it do I have great confidence in the future in the spring? he added.