Corona Hits Holi Celebrations

Corona Hits Holi Celebrations

The fear of spreading of Coronavirus looms large as there are two confirmed cases reported in India - one in Delhi and another in Telangana's Hyderabad. As Corona fear is gripping the people, citizens have started taking precautionary measures.

 As part of it, several gated communities in Hyderabad have passed resolution to not celebrate Holi festival which comes on March 10th. Even event organizers of various Holi bashes in the city are worried about their Holi parties as many are not willing to take part of it. Event organizers and the hotels which host such parties would be at the receiving end. It is also rumoured that Telangana state government may officially ask the event organizers and star hotels to stay away from holding Holi parties in the wake up of spreading of Coronavirus. The situation is no different in North as well. Even in several parts of North where Holi is widely celebrated, may tone down the festivities.

The World Health Organization as on today (March 3, 2020) reported that 3,056 deaths occurred so far in 67 countries due to Coronavirus. It further said that there are 89,527 confirmed cases of COVID-19 till date. The number of the infected is expected to increase.