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Yogi govt issues guidelines for Holi, Know what’s allowed, what’s not!

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Lucknow: In view of the increasing Covid-19 cases in the state, Yogi Adityanath led government in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday issued guidelines for Holi celebrations i

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The guidelines, issued by chief secretary R.K. Tiwari, stated that for any public function or procession that are to be organized on Holi, a special permission will have to be taken by the government.

Guidelines for Holi celebration in UP:

-Obtaining permission is must and even after getting a nod for the same the organizers will have to maintain social distancing and follow other safety protocols.

-People above the age of 60 years, children below 10 years and those having comorbidities, are being advised to remain indoors during the festival.

-The guidelines further state that persons coming from other states where Corona scare is high, will have to undergo Covid tests.

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-Dedicated Covid hospitals will continue to remain operational in every district. Tracking, testing and treatment will be aggressively pursued. Covid help desk are also being revived.

-People will be urged through the public address systems to continue following safety protocols.

-Inmates of all jails in the state will be subjected to Covid tests if they have ventured out of the prison.

Meanwhile, with increasing case load on fourth consecutive day, India has become the world’s third-worst affected country in terms of daily cases. On Monday, more than 46,951 fresh cases were reported in the country. Data compiled by the WHO shows that once again the trio of Brazil, the US and India are leading the world in daily cases.

As per WHO data of March 22, Brazil had reported 79,069 new cases, the highest in the world, followed by the US at 60,228 and India at 46,951.

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