Access to New York’s main Christmas tree this year will be restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This was announced by the mayor of the city Bill de Blasio at a press conference, which was broadcast on Twitter.
According to the mayor, no more than four people can be at the same time in each of the three designated areas on Rockefeller Plaza during the lighting ceremony.
In addition, the allowed time in these areas will be five minutes, and seats will need to be booked in advance.
However, the mayor said the ceremony could be seen on live television.
The spruce tree installed on Rockefeller Plaza reaches a height of more than 23 meters and weighs about 11 tons.