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BMC bans private, public Holi functions as COVID-19 cases rise in Mumbai

The circular issued by the civic body stated that violators will face strict action and be booked under Disaster Management Act and Maharashtra Covid-19 Regulations.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: March 24, 2021 1:42:02 am
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Amid a rise in daily Covid-19 cases in the city, the BMC has banned all private (inside housing societies) and public Holi celebrations — Holika Dahan and Rang Panchami. Palghar district administration has also banned celebrations at public and private places.

The festival is to be celebrated between March 28 (Holika Dahan) and 29 (Holi). Public places like beaches are crowded on these days, while hotels and resorts are also booked for private parties.

The circular issued by the civic body stated that violators will face strict action and be booked under Disaster Management Act and Maharashtra Covid-19 Regulations.

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