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India Celebrates Holi amid Coronavirus Scare

New Delhi, Tue, 10 Mar 2020 Sangita Roy

The people of India are celebrating Holi, the festival of colors amid Coronavirus scare, people seen playing Holi wearing face masks. In many places people are scared and don’t play with colors due to fear of the spread of dangerous Coronavirus. Coronavirus, which killed more than 4,000 globally is now creating a scare in India. As of today 46 confirmed cases of Coronavirus is found in India, globally more than 1,00,000 people confirmed with the Coronavirus infection.

Many people came out on the street to play Holi with their friends, relatives and neighbors. In India, Holi is one of the most famous festivals, which is a festival of colors and people play with colors. This year due to Coronavirus fear many people skipped the Holi celebration with colors or they just played a little bit. We found many people playing Holi safely wearing face mask.

This year Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided not to skip the Holi celebration gathering. PM Modi decided not to participate in the ‘Holi Milan’ events amid Coronavirus scare in India. Many government and public events are already cancelled due to scare of Coronavirus spread.

PM Modi Twitter post said “Experts across the world have advised to reduce mass gatherings to avoid the spread of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. Hence, this year I have decided not to participate in any Holi Milan programme.”

PM Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind extended their greetings on the occasion of Holi to the people of India wishing peaceful and joyful Holi.

"Wishing everyone a Happy Holi! The festival of colours, Holi is a celebration of spring and fraternity in our society. May it bring peace, joy and prosperity to everyone`s life," the President tweeted.


Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu also extends his wish of joyful Holi for the people, Vice President posted “warm greetings and good wishes to the people".

PM Modi previously twitted that that the government reviewed the preparedness of government in the wake of Coronavirus spread.

As of today 46 confirmed cases of Coronavirus are reported in India, government and other health institutes of the country are working to stop the spread of Coronavirus in India.

The global death due to Coronavirus infection reached over 4,000 globally and the scare has continued as the virus is spreading fast in the USA, India, Iran, Italy and other parts of the world. Globally, more than 1,10,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus infection are reported worldwide.

Holi is one of the most famous festivals of India, which is celebrated with colors through the country, but due to Coronavirus fear many people skipped the celebration of the festival.

Author: Sangita Roy

Sangita Roy has been reporting, writing and managing technical contents for over a decade for media houses. She has extensive experience in covering various media events and reporting. She is conducting technical interviews. She is reporting, editing and managing technical news.

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