The government of Maharashtra on Wednesday issued guidelines for New Year celebrations in the state in a bid to avoid the spread of COVID-19 and its Omicron variant virus.
According to the guidelines, the government has advised citizens aged above 60 and below 10 to stay indoors. While, as per guidelines, events will be allowed to held with up to 50% of the available seating capacity in the closed hall and people at events held in the open space will be allowed to attend within 25% of the available capacity.
Here's a complete look at guidelines issued for New Year Celebrations by Maharashtra government:
1. Events will be allowed to held with up to 50% of the available seating capacity in closed halls and people at events held in the open space will be allowed to attend within 25% of the available capacity.
2. Special care should be taken to ensure that such places will not be crowded and that social distancing will be maintained and masks and sanitizers will be used.
3. Citizens over the age of 60 and children under the age of ten should avoid going out of the house as much as possible for safety and health reasons.
4. Citizens should ensure that social distancing shall be maintained with usage of masks and sanitizers in public places like beaches, gardens and streets.
5. Crowding at places like Gateway of India, Marine Lines, Girgaon Chowpatty, Juhu Chowpatty and other places in Mumbai should be avoided.
6. Religious / cultural events should not be organized on the occasion of New Year and processions should not be taken out.
7. On the first day of the new year, most of the citizens go to religious places, in such cases, social distance should be observed without crowding the place at the same time.
8. Fireworks should not be bursted, rules regarding noise pollution should be strictly followed.
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