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Chhath Puja 2021: Delhi government bans celebration in public places

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The Delhi government, on Thursday, stated the Chhath puja celebration shall not be allowed in public places, public grounds, riverbanks, and temples citing the COVID-19 pandemic in the national capital.

An order issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) advised the public to celebrate Chhath pooja at their homes. The DDMA order stated that the COVID preventive measures in Delhi will continue till November 15.

“Chhath pooja celebration shall not be allowed in public places/public grounds/river banks, temples, etc in Delhi and public is advised to celebrate the same at their homes,” it stated. This comes after Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, earlier on Wednesday chaired the meeting of DDMA in wake of the upcoming festive season to prevent any resurgence of infection.

Delhi Government ministers Satyendra Jain, Kailash Gahlot, AIIMS Delhi Director Dr Randeep Guleria, and senior officers of NITI Aayog, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) were among present at the meeting.

Meanwhile, India witnessed yet another surge in daily COVID-19 cases on Thursday, pushing the daily tally over 20,000 cases after three days. 

According to Union Health Ministry’s report on Thursday morning, as many as 23,529 new Covid-19 cases were registered in the last 24 hours.

India had reported less than 20,000 COVID-19 cases for the last three days. On Wednesday, 18,870 cases were registered, while on Tuesday and Monday, India registered 18,795 and 19,859 cases respectively.

Out of the total cases reported in the last 24 hours in the country, 12,161 have been registered in Kerala and 3,187 cases in Maharashtra. In the same period, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have reported as many 1,624 and 1,084 cases respectively. 

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Courtesy – www.dnaindia.com

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