The Decision Is Taken To Avoid Large Gatherings
Times Square Has Decided To Celebrate New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Virtually!: It’s confirmed by New York officials that the ball drop in Times Square for New Year’s Eve this year will be virtual. It got decided in the wake of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Most importantly, it will also put a limit on the number of people.
The Entire Occasion Will Be Virtual This Time
“One thing that will never change is the ticking of time and the arrival of a New Year at midnight on Dec. 31,” said Tim Tompkins. Tim is one of the co-producers of the event. He further added that this year will still be significant.
Times Square is going to see a never before situation. It will be completely virtual. Only limited and pre-selected people will be present due to COVID-19. However, one can participate in the celebrations virtually from any place.
It is the first time in over a century when Times Square will have empty streets on the eve of New Year. There used to be a grand celebration on New Year’s Day. However, safety and saving human lives is the utmost priority right now. The festivals and gathering need to be limited to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
Other Major Events Are Also Affected by The Covid-19 Pandemic
Many activities and events are either postponed or cancelled because of the ongoing pandemic. For instance, New York City popular Greenwich Village Halloween Parade got cancelled recently.
“People all over the globe are ready to join New Yorkers in welcoming in the new year with the iconic Ball Drop,” said the Mayor Bill de Blasio. He then credited Times Square Alliance, Jamestown, and Countdown Entertainment for thinking of a new and creative way to celebrate New Year safely.
He concluded by saying that New Year means a fresh start and everyone is excited to celebrate.