Amid the rising variety of COVID-19 circumstances throughout the nation, the Goa authorities has imposed part 144 of the Code of Felony Process forward of the festivals of Holi, Shab-e-Barat, Easter and Eid.
As per an order by the District Justice of the Peace of North Goa Ajit Roy on Friday, public celebration, gatherings and congregations might be prohibited through the upcoming festivals.
“In train of the facility vested in me below sub-section 1 of part 144 of code of felony process, public celebration and gatherings, congregations throughout these upcoming festivals like Holi, Shab-e Barat, Easter and Eid-ul-Fitr and so on, shall not be allowed in public locations within the State of Goa,” the order learn.
Any particular person contravening this order shall be punishable below Part 188 of the Indian penal Code, it added.
Holi might be celebrated on Monday whereas Easter might be noticed on April four. Shab-e Barat might be noticed on Sunday.
The Goa authorities additionally introduced earlier that the Shigmo pageant parade within the state stands cancelled this 12 months as a result of rising COVID-19 circumstances.
Different states and union territories to take comparable steps embody Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar, amongst others.
Over the previous couple of weeks, coronavirus circumstances have been on the rise throughout the county. As many as 62,258 new circumstances had been registered within the final 24 hours, the Union well being ministry knowledgeable on Saturday.
As per the state well being division, there are presently 1,379 lively circumstances in Goa, together with 170 within the final 24 hours. The whole dying toll within the state stands at 824.
(With ANI inputs)