Bhubaneswar, March 29: Holi, also known as the festival of colours, is being celebrated in India and across the world today.
However, the threat of Coronavirus outbreak is hanging on India’s Holi celebrations this time as people fear they would contract the infection while playing with colours. Holi, which falls in the Hindu month of Phalgun, (February-March), celebrates the arrival of spring and the end of winter.
Meanwhile, experts have advised people to avoid large gatherings.
If you do choose to play, a few precautions must be taken.
Avoid hugging or contacting greetings
Avoid Holi gatherings and community bathing
Avoid putting colours on face
Frequently wash your hands with soaps and
Do not play Holi if you are suffering from fever, cough or difficulty in breathing
One can choose to play the colour festival Holi, but must follow these steps to avoid spreading of coronavirus. If you have fever, cough or difficulty in breathing, contact the nearest hospital immediately.