After a careful evaluation of the impact of the novel coronavirus pneumonia, in order to place public health in high priority, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym) will cancel the “2020 Macao Countdown Event” this year. The Fireworks Display for New Year’s Eve supported by the Macao Government Tourism Office will also be cancelled.
The Countdown events in Macao and Taipa features many local and foreign performers, involving nearly 30,000 participants every year. Based on the past experience, the countdown event draws large number of people in the surrounding performance area close to the early morning hours, and such high density may risk having crowd gathering. In order to place public health in high priority, IC cancelled the countdown event this year. For updates, please visit IC’s website at www.icm.gov.mo, its official WeChat account “IC_Art_Macao” or “IC Art” page on Facebook.