Authorities in Madhya Pradesh have banned the event at public places in 11 districts, including the state capital Bhopal, and ordered closure of shops and religious places.
In view of the increasing cases of corona in several states and union territories including Maharashtra, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, public events during Holi and other festivals in the month of April have been banned. On the one hand, more than 68,000 new cases of corona have been registered in the country on Sunday, which is the highest figure in one day of this year. On the other hand, in many states people are seen violating the COVID-19 rules on the evening of Holikadahan. In many places, celebrations were also celebrated on the eve of Holi.
Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan were among the states where large scale Holi violations were reported. Apart from this, candidates of different parties were also seen celebrating the festival with voters in West Bengal and Assam.
In view of people attending public events during the festival, experts and health officials have warned that festivals of Holi and Shab-e-Baaraat can be turned into superspreader events if people do not follow the Corona protocol.
Public event people must get prior approval
In view of the growing case of Corona, the Uttar Pradesh government has ordered that people coming from other states to their homes for Holi celebrations must first get the corona test done. According to the information, the test will be arranged at the railway station, airport and bus depot. At the same time, people who do public events will have to get prior approval.
Public events cannot be done in Madhya Pradesh
Authorities in Madhya Pradesh have banned the event at public places in 11 districts, including the state capital Bhopal, and ordered closure of shops and religious places. Bhopal Collector Avinash Lavania said that the lockout at shops and religious places of the state will be started from 9 am on Saturday and will continue till 6 am on Monday. But there will be a ban on unnecessary gathering and movement of people on Monday. “
Talking about the capital, it was announced in Delhi earlier this week that there will be no public celebration of Holi, Shab-e-Baaraat, Navratri in parks, religious places, public places. Apart from this, the festival of Holi has also been banned in the neighboring state of Haryana.