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.
“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.