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Gombeys dance on New Year’s Day with Covid-19 restrictions

New Year's Gombeys: Places Gombeys on Town Hill Road, Flatts (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

The beat went on as Bermuda’s Gombeys took to the streets yesterday for their traditional new year’s performance – but with Covid-19 restrictions observed.

Spectators watched from a distance this year, in line with a Covid-19 requirements, with people in some neighbourhoods cheering from their balconies.

Troupes visited several areas across the island – although they could not March between sites because of rules agreed between the troupes and the Government.

Gombey troupes are a welcomed sight on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, as well as at other events throughout the year.

But health precautions introduced in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus limited performances for most of 2020.

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Published January 02, 2021 at 8:55 am (Updated January 02, 2021 at 8:55 am)

Gombeys dance on New Year’s Day with Covid-19 restrictions

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