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Thane District Collector asks citizens to celebrate Navratri in a simple manner

Navratri 2020 will begin from October 17 and unlike every year, the festivities will be low-key due to the pandemic. He asked everyone to cooperate with the government to avoid the spread of coronavirus infection.

Thane District Collector asks citizens to celebrate Navratri in a simple manner
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Coronavirus cases in the city of Mumbai and in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) are increasing exponentially. Observing the same, the local municipal corporations have been asked to take strict action against people flouting the guidelines. Besides this, the administration is cautious regarding the spread of COVID-19, due to the upcoming festivals.

Addressing the city, Thane District Collector, Rajesh Narvekar, on Friday, October 16, 2020, asked the citizens to celebrate the upcoming Navratri festival in a simple manner. Celebrations of this festival begin from October 17, 2020, and unlike every year, the festivities will be low-key due to the pandemic.

Furthermore, he said that everyone should cooperate with the government, especially during this festival, in the same way as they cooperated during the Ganeshotsav 2020, as this would help officials tackle the spread of coronavirus and reduce cases. 

People should celebrate Navratri in a simple way just like Ganeshotsav and avoid crowding, by following the instructions and guidance issued by the government. Furthermore, one should use a mask, adherence to social distancing, maintain hygiene and take care to ensure safety. 

Earlier this month, the state government has issued a new set of rules for Navratri 2020, whereby associations have been asked to not have an idol more than four feet tall. Public gathering, Garba and Dandiya events and other activities from several community groups also remain cancelled. Instead, officials have urged these associations to opt for online darshan, thereby ensure that the public is not disappointed and can enjoy the festivals in a simple manner.

Data released by the state health department shows that areas under the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) have a total of 43,147 cases, whereas areas in other areas of Thane (rural) have 32,594 cases. Maharashtra has a total of 15,64,615 cases and 41,196 deaths.

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