The Mayor of Paris announced, on Saturday, the cancellation of fireworks and concerts scheduled on the Champs-Elysees on New Year’s Eve, in order to implement the measures requested by the government to combat the Covid-19 epidemic. “In light of the re-emergence of the epidemic and new government announcements, the City of Paris regrets having to cancel all planned festivities on the Champs-Elysées on December 31,” the city council said, explaining that it was a matter of the fireworks display and concerts planned on the Champs-Elysees.
“The fireworks will not be released and unfortunately DJ sets will not be able to show this year,” added this source. In 2020, all celebrations over the Christmas holidays were canceled due to the curfew imposed to counter the pandemic, which was only lifted on Christmas Eve. Prime Minister Jan Castex asked municipal councils on Friday to abandon concerts and fireworks on the evening of December 31, as the consumption of alcohol on public roads will be banned.
The scientific council also called on the government to place “significant restrictions” against the risks of pandemic transmission on the occasion of New Year’s Eve, in a notice published on Saturday.