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Holi 2021: Nagpur Bans Holi, Shab-e-Barat Gatherings As Covid Cases Rise

Holi 2021: No Holi, Shab-e-Barat celebrations in Nagpur on account of spike in Covid instances (file pic)


The civic physique in Nagpur on Friday issued a notification banning Holi celebrations and Shab-e-Barat processions in private and non-private locations amid the rise in COVID-19 instances. The state authorities has already imposed strict restrictions in Nagpur until March 31. According to an order issued by the Nagpur Municipal Corporation, no more than 5 individuals shall be permitted to assemble at public locations throughout the Holi festivals on March 28 and 29. 

The NMC has additional said that every one non-public institutions, places of work, outlets, markets and libraries will stay shut on March 29. Apart from this, all stand-alone grocery, vegetable, and meat outlets shall be shut after 1 pm on March 29, it was said.

Nagpur district recorded a single-day spike of three,579 COVID-19 instances and 47 deaths on Thursday, an official stated. The tally of infections within the district has now reached 2,07,067, whereas the variety of deaths has risen to 4,784, the official stated.

As many as 1,67,464 sufferers have recovered from the an infection thus far, he stated, including that the district now has 34,819 lively instances. With the addition of 16,064 swab samples examined on Thursday, the overall variety of exams carried out within the district has reached 15,41,183.

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