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How 2021 is being celebrated around the world

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Countries around the world have welcomed 2021 with fireworks, but crowds were only allowed at some displays.Strict lockdown and border closures in New Zealand have all but eliminated Covid, so New Year’s Eve plans were held as usual.The Sydney fireworks display went ahead, but crowds weren’t allowed to gather on the city’s harbour to enjoy…

Countries around the world have welcomed 2021 with fireworks, but crowds were only allowed at some displays.

Strict lockdown and border closures in New Zealand have all but eliminated Covid, so New Year’s Eve plans were held as usual.

The Sydney fireworks display went ahead, but crowds weren’t allowed to gather on the city’s harbour to enjoy it.

And in Wuhan, China, where the pandemic is believed to have originated, thousands gathered on the street to party. There haven’t been any locally transmitted cases of coronavirus in Wuhan for months.

Restrictions are being placed on New Year festivities around the world as many countries struggle to curb new spikes in coronavirus cases.

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