TS govt issues bans on religious gatherings and public celebrations

Hyderabad: The Telangana State government keeping an eye on the increasing number of new covid-19 infections in the State has issued orders regarding ban on public gatherings, congregations, rallies and processions.

To contain the second wave of coronavirus in the State, the government has instructed restrictions for the upcoming religious events. On Saturday, the Ministry of Home Affairs, laid down new guidelines to control the surge of new cases of covid-19 and instructed the States to imposes their own local restriction, in order to effectively  control the spread and to have an assessment of the situation.

The rising trend of Covid-19 cases in the country over last few weeks, many States imposed certain restrictions to curb the surge of new infections. Since congregations tends to pose a heavy threat for rapid transmission of Covid-19, it was certainly decided that public celebrations and observances shall be avoided and banned in the State during coming religious events.

This includes Shab-e-Barat, Holi, Ugadi, Rama Navami, Mahavir Jayanti, Good Friday and Ramzan, the effect on ban on these congregations shall remain until end of April.

During the ban, no rallies, processions, gatherings or public celebrations shall be allowed in public places or grounds in the State.

However, to adhere to the given guidelines, district collectors and Commissioners/Superintendent ends of police in the State were instructed to strictly to these guidelines strictly.

The State government, in other order directed district collectors and public commissioners to enforce wearing of masks in all public places, works spaces and public transports.

Any deviation in wearing of masks will be prosecuted under Sections 51 to 60 of Disaster Management Act 2005 and Section 188, IPC as well as other applicable laws.

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