The Valletta Cultural Agency has decided to cancel the year-end activity in Valletta due to the recent Covid-19 Spike. A statement released by the same agency quoted the following:
“Following discussions given the recent developments regarding the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in Malta, the Valletta Cultural Agency is canceling the New Year’s Event which was set to take place at St George’s Square in Valletta as part of the Christmas in the City program.A television production will now replace the New Year’s Eve event, which will now be televised from Fort St Elmo and will follow all the relevant protocols. The televised production will be broadcast live on TVM, ONE, and NET TV, for it to be enjoyed by the Maltese and Gozitan public.”
Now people are encouraged to enjoy the televised celebrations from the comfort of their home and avoid gathering crowded places.