Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has cancelled the capital’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display due to the continued pandemic.
Khan said that “we simply cannot afford” for thousands of people to gather as they normally would to welcome in the New Year.
Speaking on LBC Radio the Mayor of London said, “I can tell you that there will not be a fireworks New Year’s Eve this year like in previous years.
“We simply cannot afford to have the number of people congregate on New Year’s Eve.”
Khan added, “What we are working on is to do something that people can enjoy in the comfort and safety of their living rooms on TV.”
The Mayor said that they are looking into doing something different this year and the exact details have not yet been finalised for 31 December.
Khan said, “As soon as we manage to bottom that out, I’ll be letting Londoners and people across the country know.
“We can’t afford to lose that slot because New Year’s Eve is a really great opportunity for the rest of the world to see how wonderful our city is.
“Particularly during a recession, we need to continue investment in our city and people coming to London
“There will be nothing going on in town.
“So, the key thing to avoid will be a reason for people to come into town.”