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De Blasio Bans Unvaccinated From New Year’s Eve in Times Square

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Only vaccinated people will be allowed to party in the world-famous New Year’s Eve party in Times Square, Mayor Bill de Blasio said today.

Everyone over the age of five will be required to present proof of vaccination by Dec. 16, because it takes two weeks for the body to develop immunity after being inoculated.

Those who cannot receive the vaccine for medical reasons will be required to present a negative test for the virus 72 hours prior to the mass event, de Blasio and Tom Harris, president of the Times Square Alliance, which represents businesses in the area, told a joint press conference.

Harris said that last Saturday Times Square welcomed more than 270,000 people and that in the past few months visits to the area have increased by 50%, which he attributed to vaccination efforts.

“A big, full-strength celebration is returning to New York,” the mayor enthused, despite his restrictive and discriminatory measures.

According to de Blasio, this return to the New Year’s Eve celebration is “further proof to the world that we are 100 percent back.”

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