SHILLONG: The Meghalaya authorities on Thursday issued a brand new Standard working process (SOP) for Holi celebrations amid the latest spike in COVID-19 instances whereby it banned public celebrations of the competition.
“SOP for Holi celebrations issued by the Home (Political) Department, Government of Meghalaya. twenty fifth March 2021,” the Department of Information and Public Relations of the state tweeted.
“Person above 65 years of age, individuals with comorbidities, pregnant girls and youngsters beneath the age of 10 years are suggested to remain at residence. Individuals should keep a minimal distance of 5 toes in public locations, use of face-masks is obligatory together with correct hand sanitisation, social distancing,” the order learn.
The set up and the use of the Aarogya Setu app can also be obligatory.
“Public celebrations and gatherings/congregations should not permitted in public locations/ public grounds/public parks/markets/spiritual locations. Playing with colors ought to be restricted to relations solely and inside individuals’s properties. Playing of colors and/or congregations shall not be allowed on the public highway or roadside and there shall be no obstruction on any path/roads/thoroughfare. In case of personal celebrations, the quantity of individuals contained in the venue/personal premises shall be restricted in accordance with the order issued by Home (Political) Department dated February 2, whereby the utmost quantity of individuals in any personal gathering is restricted to 75 per cent of the seating capability,” the order continued to learn.
It additionally acknowledged that authorized motion shall be taken towards violators as per the related legal guidelines. Persons with a historical past of inter-state journey ought to strictly observe the newest COVID-19 protocol, the brand new SOP states.