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Meghalaya Govt issues new guidelines for Holi; check details here

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SHILLONG: With a ‘second wave’ of COVID-19 infections pushing governments, the Meghalaya government today issued a new set of guidelines that will be enforced during Holi.

According to the new Standard operating procedure (SOP) issued by the government, Holi celebrations will not be allowed in public.

Apart from Meghalaya, many other cities across the country — including Mumbai and Delhi — have banned Holi celebrations in public places.

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“SOP for Holi celebrations issued by the Home (Political) Department, Government of Meghalaya. 25th March 2021,” the Department of Information and Public Relations of the state tweeted.

“Person above 65 years of age, persons with comorbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years are advised to stay at home. Individuals must maintain a minimum distance of five feet in public places, use of face-masks is mandatory along with proper hand sanitisation, social distancing,” the order further read.

Meghalaya reported two new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, pushing the coronavirus tally in the state to 14,017. The state now has 25 active COVID-19 cases. The COVID-19 death toll in the state is 149.

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