Despite the spread of Omicron, a mutation of Corona 19, which has strong contagious power, New Year’s celebrations were held in countries around the world, including Australia and New Zealand.
Last year, most countries canceled the New Year’s celebrations themselves, but this year, the New Year was celebrated with fireworks, etc.
Reporter Kang Seong-ok reports
New Year’s Eve was held in Sydney, Australia, which is located in the Pacific Ocean in the Southern Hemisphere and welcomes the New Year relatively early.
Every time the colorful fireworks lit the sky, there was no end to the cheers.
Last year, the event was not held at all due to the impact of Corona 19, but this year, a New Year’s event was held with the hope of overcoming Corona.
Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations normally draw as many as a million people, but this year the number has dropped significantly.
A light show was also held to celebrate the New Year in Auckland, New Zealand.
90,000 LED lights embroidered the night sky above the 328m high Sky Tower and Harbor Bridge.
Unlike last year in Europe, where the record for the highest number of new coronavirus cases was recorded every day due to the mutation in Omicron, each country was excited as they prepared for the New Year’s event.
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Even at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, the New Year was greeted with cultural events and fireworks in the midst of a large crowd despite the freezing cold of minus 10 degrees Celsius.
The performers were not wearing masks, but all the residents watching were wearing masks.
There were also people taking out their cellphones and filming the performance.
This is YTN Kang Seong-ok.
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