Vastavam web: This is a time for festivals but there is a sense of discipline among people due to covid says PM Modi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked people to exercise care during the coming festive season in view of the coronavirus which is raging in the country. There, however, is a sense of “discipline” already, he added. Over the last 24 hours, the country logged more than 78,000 cases — the highest single-day spike anywhere in the world. Several states have already dialled down their festivities, with Maharashtra leading the list on Ganesh Chaturthi. The Uddhav Thackeray government banned processions both for Ganesh idol immersion and Muharram, which also took place in the same period.
Onam festival is also muted this year in view of the pandemic. “We should celebrate it following all COVID-19 protocol. All public gatherings and public celebrations should be avoided,” Chief Minister PInarayi Vijayan said yesterday.