Fireworks Light Up Sydney in New Year's Eve Celebrations

Fireworks illuminated the Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight on January 1 as the city rang in the new year.

Officials closed downtown Sydney to the general public for the display, amid growing coronavirus cases. A few hundred permit holders were allowed entry, local reports said. Others were encouraged to watch the celebrations on television.

This footage shows the scenes in Sydney Harbour at midnight. Credit: @yougeshrestha via Storyful