It's been an interesting year, that's for sure. But if one thing has dominated the news more than any other it is undeniably the deadly virus of COVID-19 which has changed the shape of the world a whole.
Now, locals in Wuhan have been celebrating in packed nightclubs after reporting no new COVID cases since May.
Keep scrolling to check it out.
Over recent months, our lives have changed completely.
via: Getty ImagesA pandemic has taken over.
However, in the past few weeks, little bits of normality have been appearing...
via: Getty ImagesWith things beginning to slowly reopen again.
But while things are getting back to normal, we must still take precautions...
via: Getty ImagesAnd that includes the use of face masks.
Throughout the last few months, face masks have become the norm...
via: Getty ImagesAnd they are now mandatory in most public spaces and transport.
But there are issues with face masks that many people have discovered...
via: Getty ImagesSome masks have been found to be incredibly harmful to the environment, with thousands already littering our oceans.
But the other issue is that many people have discovered how uncomfortable face masks can be.
via: Getty ImagesParticularly when they are worn for a long period of time.
They can also make it hard to breathe whilst wearing.
But obviously, there has been an ongoing debate as to whether they actually provide enough protection.
via: Getty ImagesThe world seems to be divided on the issue, with lots of people claiming that the masks are in fact only an accessory used to control the masses.
And that's why many are refusing to wear them.
idfwpwdwfm i don’t f**k with people who don’t wear face masks— Cathy Kelley (@Cathy Kelley)1593110345.0
Despite this, health experts have stressed their importance.
via: Getty ImagesHealthline describes them as "crucial in the fight against the pandemic." They stressed that this rule is to protect others and not yourself. Wearing a mask reduces the transmission of the disease by at least half.
Another person to stress their importance was scientist and presenter, Bill Nye.
via: Getty ImagesCommonly known as "Bill Nye the Science Guy", he shared 2 videos on TikTok that highlighted just how important and effective face masks can be.
In the videos, the sixty-four-year-old conducted a simple experiment using several types of facing coverings and a candle.
via: Getty ImagesAnd now, after originating in Wuhan, locals are celebrating new year in packed night clubs.
Wuhan went into an incredibly strict lockdown.
How has Wuhan achieved this without a vaccine? Anyone? https://t.co/qrrhXdWYEE— Allison Pearson (@Allison Pearson)1609492733.0
With nightclubs completely packed.
New Year's Eve: Wuhan Times Square https://t.co/0ulZkLqJD3— Norbert Elekes (@Norbert Elekes)1609507863.0
Happy new year!
What the Hell Is Going on Here? Wuhan City Center JAM PACKED for New Year's Eve -- NY Times Square and London Empty… https://t.co/XoDcEuDKwS— Jim Hoft (@Jim Hoft)1609512509.0