Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Tuesday issued guidelines to conduct random testing (RAT/RT-PCR) at the airport, railway stations, inter-state bust terminals and other alighting points for private buses of passengers coming from states where COVID-19 cases are increasing, according to news agency ANI.

According to the guidelines, public celebrations of Holi, Navratri, Shab-e-Barat and gatherings in general have been banned. All DMs and concerned authorities have been asked to ensure strict adherence to the order.

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This comes amid surge in coronavirus cases in the country. Delhi on Tuesday reported 1,101 fresh COVID-19 cases, 620 recoveries and four deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in the national capital stands at 6,49,973.

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Several states in the country have re-imposed restrictions, including night curfew and weekend lockdowns, to stop the spread of the deadly virus. 

Meanwhile, BMC has also barred the celebration of Holi in both public and private after the 24-hour surge crossed 3,500.

The Centre on Tuesday said vaccinations of all people above the age of 45 years will begin from April 1.