According to the city authorities, the annual New Year’s Eve celebrations have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the city that hosts one of the New 7 Wonders of the World is preparing a different celebration.


The celebrations are “not viable in this pandemic scenario, without a vaccine,” the city’s tourism office said in a statement, where stated that the famous Carnival celebrations might also have to be canceled. 


After the tourism industry complained, the tourism office Riotur started to seek some kind of alternative and a virtual New Year’s celebration is being planned.