New York City welcomed the new year - and bid good riddance to 2021 - as confetti and cheers spread across Times Square as a New Year’s Eve tradition returned to a city beleaguered by a global pandemic. Photo: AFP
New York City welcomed the new year - and bid good riddance to 2021 - as confetti and cheers spread across Times Square as a New Year’s Eve tradition returned to a city beleaguered by a global pandemic. Photo: AFP

World rings in 2022 as Omicron dampens New Year celebrations

  • New Year feels like déjà vu in many countries as Omicron variant spreads
  • Pandemic, now entering its third year, still dominating life around the globe

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
New York City welcomed the new year - and bid good riddance to 2021 - as confetti and cheers spread across Times Square as a New Year’s Eve tradition returned to a city beleaguered by a global pandemic. Photo: AFP
New York City welcomed the new year - and bid good riddance to 2021 - as confetti and cheers spread across Times Square as a New Year’s Eve tradition returned to a city beleaguered by a global pandemic. Photo: AFP
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