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Ho Chi Minh City to organize New Year countdown without spectators

VGP – Ho Chi Minh City will hold countdown to mark the New Year 2022, but without spectators for fears of COVID-19 transmission.

December 31, 2021 2:24 PM GMT+7

The countdown event will take place from 10pm on December 31 to 0:10 am on January 1 on Nguyen Hue pedestrian street only, and be broadcast live.

This is the first time the southern largest hub will organize the countdown event without audiences to ensure pandemic prevention and control.

Meanwhile the capital city of Ha Noi will broadcast a virtual program titled “Dance of lights-Countdown 2022” and pre-recorded cultural performance programs to mark the 2022 New Year.

The city has encouraged businesses and organizations to put up decorations and lightings on the front of buildings, hotels, and malls.

It decided to suspend firework displays, cultural and artistic performance shows, and countdown event to welcome the New Year. 

Over the past two weeks, Ha Noi has reported the highest number of new infections nationwide with over 1,700 new cases on a daily basis. 

In an official message sent to municipal authorities and people on December 30, the Ha Noi Municipal Party Committee said the city will reactivate its entire anti-pandemic system, drastically inspect the implementation of COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control measures./.

By Kim Loan