Delhi Bans Holi, Navaratri, Shab-E-Barat Gatherings In View Of Rising COVID-19 Cases

By Administrator_ India

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In view of the rising COVID-19 cases, the Delhi government has banned all gatherings on the occasions of Holi, Navaratri, and Shab-e-Barat, an official order said on March 23.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has warned of penal action against those found flouting the government order barring congregations on the upcoming festive occasions.

The national capital has witnessed a persistent rise in coronavirus cases over the past fortnight, the DDMA noted in its order.

“It is anticipated that gathering, congregations and public celebrations during upcoming festivals like Holi, Shab-e-Barat, Navratri, etc., may pose a considerable threat of the spread of the virus and may cause a setback to the appreciable gains made in the suppression of chain of transmission of Covid-19 cases in Delhi,” it added.

“Considering this, it has been decided that public celebrations and all gatherings/congregations during upcoming festivities should not be allowed in public places,” the order stated.

Shab-e-Barat is scheduled to be observed on the night of March 28, followed by Holi on March 29. The Chaitra Navratri would begin on April 13.
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