The growing number of Covid-19 cases in the national capital on Tuesday led officials to enforce limits on Holi festivities. Surging number of Covid-19 cases in the national capital on Tuesday prompted authorities to impose restrictions on Holi celebrations. The ban follows on the heels of 1,101 new Covid-19 cases and four deaths in Delhi. The city last had more than 1,100 cases on December 19, 2020, when it reported 1,139 cases.
“Due to the escalating number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi, public celebrations for upcoming festivals such as Holi and Navratri, as well as meetings in general, will be prohibited. All district magistrates and officials involved must ensure that the order is strictly followed “According to the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).
The DDMA has also told authorities that all airports, railway stations, and inter-state bus terminals must conduct random tests (RAT/RT-PCR) of passengers arriving from other states where Covid-19 cases are rising.
On Tuesday, the city reported 1,101 new Covid-19 cases, 620 recoveries, and four deaths, according to the latest Covid-19 bulletin released by the Delhi government’s health department.
With this, the total number of cases in the national capital has reached 6,49,973, with 6,34,595 recovered. The death toll from Covid-19 in Delhi stands at 10,967. There are currently 4,411 active Covid-19 cases in Delhi.
The order stated that it is expected that conferences, congregations, and public festivities during the upcoming festivals—Holi, Shab-e-Barat, Navaratri, and so on—will pose a “considerable danger” of virus spread. This could jeopardize the “considerable gains made in the suppression of the chain of transmission of Covid-19 cases in Delhi.”