Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday announced that public celebration of Holi will not be allowed in the state amid rising cases of COVID-19. Notably, Holi will be celebrated on March 29 this year.

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“The Haryana government has banned public celebrations of Holi in view of coronavirus,” Vij tweeted in Hindi.

Haryana reported three more coronavirus-related fatalities on Tuesday, taking the death toll to 3,104, while 895 fresh cases pushed the infection tally to 2,81,588, a health department bulletin said, as per a PTI report.

At present, there are 6,149 active cases in the state, while the recovery rate is 96.71%, the bulletin added.