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World welcomes 2022 with fireworks and parties but coronavirus threat continues

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People across the world have welcomed in 2022 with fireworks and celebrations. The bells have struck midnight in much of the planet with billions of people celebrating the new year.

But for millions celebrations have been tempered with the coronavirus pandemic still sweeping the globe. Many restrictions are in place in various countries against large scale gatherings and drinking in large groups.With the first cases reported back in 2019, the virus has been something the world has had to learn to live with for more than two years.The bells first started striking in Australia and New Zealand with Australia was one of the few countries to ring in 2022 in style after declaring itself past the worst of the Omicron wave.Fireworks over Sydney

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