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PM Modi Will Not Participate in Holi Celebrations

PM Modi tweeted that the experts have advised avoiding mass gatherings in the wake of the Coronavirus epidemic, he will not be participating in any Holi Milan event.

Delhi| Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted this morning informing his followers that since the experts have advised avoiding mass gatherings amid spread of COVID 19- Novel Coronavirus, he would not participate in any Holi Milan events.

28  confirmed cases of coronavirus have emerged in India since the virus’s outbreak in China’s Wuhan at the beginning of the year. The deadly virus has spread across 60 countries in a span of two months.

“Experts across the world have advised to reduce mass gatherings to avoid the spread of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. Hence, this year I have decided not to participate in any Holi Milan programme,” PM Modi said in a tweet this morning.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah followed Modi’s stand and tweeted,  “Holi is a very important festival for we Indians but in the wake of Coronavirus, I have decided not to participate in any Holi Milan celebration this year.  I also appeal everyone to avoid public gatherings and take a good care of yourself & your family.”

PM Modi’s today’s tweet comes after he had tweeted on Tuesday saying he had “an extensive review regarding preparedness on the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus”. He had also informed his followers that there was no need to panic.

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan informed this morning that 28 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been found in India in the last three days. 17 out of 23 Italian tourists who traveled to Jaipur from Delhi have been tested positive of the deadly virus. All infected individuals have been quarantined.

Harsh Vardhan also informed that all the international passengers will be screened at the airports to avoid further spread of the coronavirus epidemic.

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