Ban on celebration of Holi in Meghalaya due to COVID-19

On Thursday, the government of Meghalaya introduced a standard procedure. It is about the celebration of Holi celebrations. This comes in due to the recent increase in the COVID-19 cases. The government has imposed a ban on public celebrations of the said festival.

The state’s Information and Public Department posted a tweet. It says that the procedure is issued for the Holi celebrations by the Home Department of the Meghalayan government.

The issued order advised people to stay at home during the celebrations. It is for people over 65 years of age, people with comorbidities, child-bearing women, and kids below the age of 10 years. Least 5 feet of distance should be maintained in public space. Face masks are mandatory along with proper sanitization.

The government has also made the installation of the Arogya Setu app mandatory. Playing with colors is restricted only to family members inside their home. Any kind of public gathering and playing with colors in public is prohibited. If there are any private celebrations, the number of people allowed should be 75 percent of the seating capacity.

Legal actions are meant to be taken against people who violate the guidelines issued as per the laws. People traveling inter-state should also follow the recent COVID-19 protocols.

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