Maharashtra Government Issues Strict Guidelines For New Year Celebrations

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Pune, 29 December 2021: The number of patients of the Omicron variant of Corona has been increasing in the Maharashtra state over the last few days. The New Year is round the corner and a large number of people will gather in public places to celebrate the day which most likely will increase the number of Corona patients in the region. To control the spread of the Omicron Variant, the state government has issued new regulations as a precautionary measure. Also, some restrictions have been imposed and people have been asked to welcome the New Year with simplicity.

Some of the precautions imposed by the State Government include restrictions on gathering that has been imposed in the state from December 25 from 9 pm to 6 am. According to the curbs, more than five people will not be allowed to come together at one place.

The government said, if halls are booked for the event on 31st December and 1st January only 50 per cent of the seating capacity will be allowed. It is important to note that there will be no crowds, safe distances will be maintained, and masks and sanitizers will be used. The regulations have appealed that people above 60 years of age and children below 10 years of age should avoid going out of the house.

The government also urged the citizens to not gather in large numbers on beaches, gardens, streets. The government has asked the people in Mumbai that Gateway of India, Marine Lines, Girgaon Chowpatty, Juhu Chowpatty should not be crowded. No religious or cultural program should be organized on the occasion of New Year. Firecrackers should not be set on fire.

The Home Ministry has clarified that the rules should be followed strictly or else strict action will be taken against the accused.