The annual New Years fireworks display in London has been canceled for the second year in a row due to uncertainties around Covid.
Organizers said they feared the event would be canceled at a later date if Covid cases increased in winter, so they made the decision to cancel it now to avoid disappointment for visitors.
The exhibit, held around Victoria Quay in London, typically attracts around 100,000 people and is watched by millions on television on New Years Eve.
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A spokesperson for London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “This year, as always, London will welcome the New Year in spectacular fashion.
“Due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, our world-famous New Years exhibition will not be held on the banks of the Thames this year.
“Last year’s successful show played out 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 Years celebrations in London.
“Further details on this year’s celebrations will be announced in due course. “
Last year the posting was canceled in September, followed by the UK lockdown in December.