New York welcomes back fully vaccinated revelers for New Year’s Eve in Times Square

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By Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City’s Times Square will once again fill with revelers ringing in the new year on Dec. 31, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday, but only if they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Last year, the still-raging coronavirus pandemic allowed only a handful of invited guests, including essential workers, to witness in person the dropping of the iconic New Year’s Eve ball, signaling the start of the new year. “We can finally get back together again,” de Blasio told reporters, touting New York City’s recovery after more than a year of pandemic h…

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