The unprecedented rise in the covid cases will affect the plans of individuals and families for the new year. The increase in infection cases will restrict people from venturing outside their homes and engaging in public activities. The government authorities are tracking the active instances per day and are deciding to take concrete steps to contain the spread of the virus.
The locals of Austin express deep regret due to their inability to celebrate new year’s eve. Kxan reports that the bands are canceled as the band members are diagnosed with the virus. The increase in the cases brings more hardship for the residents as they are likely to face more restrictions in the future.
Vendors And Retailers Will See A Decrease In Sales
The restrictions will also negatively affect the band parties and the party planners as they will not receive orders due to the covid restrictions. Kxan reports that businesses will witness a dip in revenue as the omicron variant spreads across the country. The primary reason for concern for the government departments is to ensure the individuals’ vaccination and prevent them from going out frequently. Reports suggest that the new year’s arrival will bring capital loss to several small and big food vendors, firework shops, and other retail stores that sell party products.
Kxan quoted Dr. Desmar Walkes, the Austin Health Authority, who said, “If they are going to do what it takes to help us get this done- hats off. The flip side of that is if we don’t do something, we’re going to have a situation where businesses may have trouble staying open because they have too many ill employees. So this is crunch time.” The health experts have suggested the locals minimize their public engagement during the new year celebration.
The Residents Need To Take Responsibility for Their Health
The government needs to introduce strict laws against indulging in group activities to prevent the speedy contamination of the new variant. There is likely to be a significant rise in the active covid cases post the new year celebrations across the US. However, the citizens should consider the long-term effects and refrain from direct contact at public places.