Bhopal: Covid protocol violation in Durga puja pandals

District administration had issued guidelines to curb spread of coronavirus during festival season.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Sunday, October 10, 2021, 12:32 AM IST
article-image

Bhopal: There appears to be gross violation of Covid protocol in pandals set up for Durga puja in the state capital. Devotees appear negligent with regard to Covid protocol like wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. Even organisers avoid implementing guidelines. In Subhash Nagar, no devotee was seen wearing masks in pandal on Saturday. Social distancing was not maintained during Aarti.

The situation is more or less same in all the Durga puja pandals. This is despite the fact that district administration has issued guidelines in the state capital to curb spread of coronavirus during festival season.

The Union Ministry of Health & Family Affairs has issued Standard Operating Procedure on preventive measures to contain spread of Covid-19 during festivities.

According to police, organisers have been told to ensure implementation of Covid protocol.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Madhya Pradesh: Pachmarhi records 4.4°C; 6.4 °C at Malajkhand

Madhya Pradesh: Pachmarhi records 4.4°C; 6.4 °C at Malajkhand

Bhopal: 12 crore people living Gwalior Municipal Corporation limit  to be benefited

Bhopal: 12 crore people living Gwalior Municipal Corporation limit  to be benefited

Bhopal: Action to be taken against Richa for tweets on Galwan, says Home Minister Narottam Mishra

Bhopal: Action to be taken against Richa for tweets on Galwan, says Home Minister Narottam Mishra

Bhopal: Woman hit by city bus, dies

Bhopal: Woman hit by city bus, dies

Madhya Pradesh: Power outage in Mhow ahead of Rahul Gandhi's rally

Madhya Pradesh: Power outage in Mhow ahead of Rahul Gandhi's rally