London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display cancelled for second year running
Covid has once again caused the cancellation of the iconic fireworks display
London's iconic New Year's Eve fireworks display on the River Thames has once again been cancelled amid "uncertainties due to Covid."
According to Metro, plans to hold a different and as-yet-unrevealed Trafalgar Square event are currently underway so London's New Year's Eve revellers will still be able to attend a party in the capital.
This news comes amid growing uncertainty over both London and the UK's situation with Covid in the coming months, with fears rising that the colder weather could contribute to a spike in cases.
A spokesperson for the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said today (October 12): "This year, as always, London will be welcoming the new year in a spectacular way.
"Due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, our world-famous New Year’s Eve display will not be held on the banks of the Thames this year.
"Last year's successful show took place in a slightly different way due to the pandemic, and this year a number of exciting new options are being considered as part of our New Year’s Eve celebrations in London.
"Further details of this year's celebration will be announced in due course," they added.
Last year's festivities were cancelled due to the growing threat of Covid-19. The government encouraged people to celebrate with those in their household, while a lot of people watched the Thames display from the comfort of their homes.
Though the exact nature of the Trafalgar Square celebration has not yet been revealed, it can be assumed it'll be something of a similar nature to the 2020 display where a light show depicted pandemic heroes like Captain Sir Tom Moore.
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