Maharashtra, especially Mumbai is known for celebrity holi celebrations. Many Bollywood celebrities including Superstar Amitabh Bacchan organises Holi Party at their residence for their friends and family. But this year due to massive rise in COVID 19 cases, many such celebrations would not happen.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has prohibited all Public and Private Holi celebrations. State government also urged citizens to follow COVID guidelines and celebrate in a simple manner. Night curfew was imposed in the state from yesterday and more than 5 people are not allowed to gather.
At many places, citizens are following in enthusiastically. But some violators are also observed. Yesterday night Palghar Police took action against 47 persons who were gathered at a private resort for holi celebrations. Day before yesterday, a similar type of action was taken in Nashik where 38 youngsters were booked who were gathered for a hukka party.
Yesterday in a meeting of Covid task force, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expressed dissatisfaction over such behaviour of citizens and directed the administration to prepare for strict lockdown if people are not adhering to rules.
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