Photos of the festivities show some revelers wearing masks and little to no social distancing as they released balloons into the air at Hankow Customs House building — a popular New Year’s Eve spot in Wuhan, according to Reuters.

Police were seen trying to control the crowds and even urged people without masks to put one on if they wanted to continue the celebration, the outlet reported.

The festivities come a year after the World Health Organization said it first received an alert about a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan — which later resulted to be first the world’s first coronavirus outbreak.