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New York scales back Times Square New Year’s Eve party amid Omicron coronavirus surge

Revellers will still ring in the new year in New York’s Times Square next week, there just will not be as many of them as usual under new restrictions announced on Thursday as the city grapples with a spike in Covid-19 cases.Viewing areas that normally accommodate about 58,000 people will be limited to about 15,000 to allow for more distancing, and everyone must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a news release announcing the changes.“There is a lot to…

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