Capital bans public celebration of Holi amid 2nd Covid wave

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Capital bans public celebration of Holi amid 2nd Covid wave

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

With the national Capital reporting 1,101 coronavirus cases on Tuesday — highest in over three months — and four deaths, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Tuesday ordered that there will be no public celebrations in the national Capital during upcoming festivals such as Holi and Navaratri.

Chief Secretary Vijay Dev directed authorities to ensure strict compliance of the order.

“All authorities concerned will ensure that public celebrations and gatherings, congregations during upcoming festivals like Holi, Shab-e-Barat, Navaratri, etc, shall not be allowed in public places/public grounds/public parks/markets/religious places etc in NCT of Delhi,” the Chief Secretary said in the order.

It is for the first time since December 24 that the city has recorded more than 1,000 cases in a day.

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