Steps to counter the outbreak of the Corona virus are accelerating again, while the US Food and Drug Administration approved the first oral treatment against Corona, China announced the imposition of a precautionary closure on a city of 13 million people.
And a wave of closures appeared around the world as a result of the outbreak of the “Omicron” mutant corona. Which caused the suspension of shows and celebrations on the occasion of the New Year’s holiday. Holiday shows have been halted and New Year’s Eve celebrations canceled in Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Los Angeles.
Broadway shows, including “Hamilton” and “Aladdin”, have also been suspended during Christmas week.
This comes in addition to the suspension of Saturday Night Live holiday shows broadcasting without an audience in the studio and the cancellation of Charli XCX’s musical performance.
NBC also moved a televised New Year’s Eve party in New York to Miami, where distancing protocols are more flexible.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he will announce before Christmas whether he will allow the fully vaccinated public to gather outdoors in Times Square on New Year’s Eve.