Highlights
  • Holi, the competition of colors will probably be celebrated on March 28 and 29
  • Consultants counsel celebrating Holi with core relations, at house solely
  • Consultants worry an increase in COVID-19 instances following public gatherings on Holi

New Delhi: With a gradual rise within the Coronavirus instances in India, the nation is witnessing the early second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) believes there are three causes behind the surge in COVID-19 instances – a lack of COVID acceptable behaviour; laxity within the fundamental precept of testing, monitoring, and isolating than what we have been doing six months in the past; virus mutation and among the variants being extra infectious. The COVID-19 illness is ready to dampen the spirit of Holi, the competition of colors, to be celebrated on March 29. Consultants imagine that celebrating festivals, particularly one like Holi, for which individuals collect, smear one another in colors and social gathering, may end up in an extra improve within the COVID-19 instances. NDTV spoke to a bunch of specialists to grasp if one ought to have fun Holi this yr and the way.

Additionally Learn: COVID-19: Centre Asks States To Prohibit Public Observance Of Festivals, Restrict Or Cease Gatherings

Dr Manjusha Agarwal, Senior Advisor- Inner Drugs at International Hospital in Mumbai prompt towards any form of celebrations this yr on Holi. She mentioned, we’re formally within the second wave of COVID-19; India is the third worst affected nation by the overall variety of COVID-19 instances, amid this, there must be no query of whether or not to have fun or not. Dr Agarwal who has been on COVID responsibility for a yr now, mentioned,

As COVID warriors now we have seen a steep rise in COVID instances currently; lots of people are coming in sick and requiring oxygen. At the moment, we’re in the identical place the place we have been final yr. Simply because there aren’t any severe restrictions like lockdown, folks don’t perceive the severity, however the second wave is a results of folks reducing their guards, socialising and never following COVID precautionary measures – hand hygiene, sporting a face masks and practising social distancing. Celebrations are for enjoyable and pleasure however not at the price of the well being of you and your loved ones.

Dr Agarwal added that although now we have vaccines towards COVID-19 illness, the novel coronavirus remains to be there and transmissible and inflicting an infection. Any form of celebration in the meanwhile could be very excessive danger behaviour on folks’s half.

Dr Indraneel Raut, Extra Director, Vital Care Drugs at Jaslok Hospital and Analysis Centre in Mumbai resonated with Dr Agarwal. He mentioned,

Holi, the competition of colors contain shut bodily contact and now we have seen that be it any form of social gathering, folks are likely to drop their guards and flout COVID norms. When you say that I’ll put on a masks to guard myself and play Holi, I’ll say, what in case your masks will get moist? The efficacy of the masks goes for a toss as and when it will get damp. Additionally, we don’t know for a way lengthy the virus survives on colors.

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Dr Raut added that if there are younger kids in the home who want to have fun the competition, it must be executed throughout the 4 partitions of the home with core relations solely. Don’t invite folks for a Holi social gathering, he added.

In early March 2020, when COVID-19 was spreading its wings in India and a lockdown was but to be imposed, some folks did have fun Holi. Speaking about how Holi this yr is completely different and why it shouldn’t be marked with nice pomp and present, Dr Manoj Sharma, Senior Advisor, Inner drugs, Fortis Hospital Vasant Kunj, mentioned,

Final yr, round this time, solely individuals who had travelled overseas have been testing constructive for COVID-19 so gatherings in public locations have been prevented and celebration with close to and pricey ones offered nobody has signs was allowed. This yr, as we all know, COVID is spreading once more and there are numerous mutations which can be extra transmissible.

Within the gentle of the COVID surge, numerous states and Union Territories together with Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Gujarat and Odisha have barred public celebration of Holi as public gatherings can change into tremendous spreader occasions. On March 23, Uttar Pradesh authorities issued an in depth advisory that requires Holi depart for college students upto class 8 from March 24-31; aggressive contact tracing; testing 25-30 contacts of a COVID-19 constructive affected person inside 48 hours; finishing up Holi processions solely after permission from the federal government.

Additionally Learn: Holi Amid The Pandemic: UP Authorities Points Pointers Forward Of Holi, Urges Residents To Comply with COVID-19 Norms

Speaking about if such restrictions will show to be a boon, Dr Manoj Sharma mentioned,

Undoubtedly as it’s troublesome to regulate a big inhabitants. Placing up restrictions is in one of the best curiosity of all.

Dr Indraneel Raut additionally referred to as short-term restrictions as one of many options to combat COVID-19, particularly throughout festivals. He mentioned,

Folks are likely to violate guidelines beneath the ambit of, ‘I’ve bought the vaccine, I gained’t get the COVID-19’ or ‘I already have COVID-19 up to now so I’m protected’. In the future of curfew will assist.

Dr Manjusha Agarwal additionally mentioned gatherings and socialisation must be prevented till everybody or a big chunk of the inhabitants is vaccinated which is able to occur in a yr. She requested, “Why can’t we look ahead to a yr?”

Whereas signing off, Dr Manoj Sharma shared a phrase of recommendation and mentioned,

Ideally, all of us ought to keep house this Holi. It’s troublesome however we could have sufficient Holi to have fun if we stay wholesome.

Additionally Learn: Lockdown Ought to Be Imposed Throughout Holi, Counsel Healthcare Consultants

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World

12,67,13,890Circumstances

5,21,73,641Lively

7,17,62,917Recovered

27,77,332Deaths

Coronavirus has unfold to 192 international locations. The entire confirmed instances worldwide are 12,67,13,890 and 27,77,332 have died; 5,21,73,641 are lively instances and 7,17,62,917 have recovered as on March 28, 2021 at 4:01 am.

India

1,19,71,624 62714Circumstances

4,86,310 33663Lively

1,13,23,762 28739Recovered

1,61,552 312Deaths

In India, there are 1,19,71,624 confirmed instances together with 1,61,552 deaths. The variety of lively instances is 4,86,310 and 1,13,23,762 have recovered as on March 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State & District Particulars

State Circumstances Lively Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

DistrictCircumstances

Mumbai45,478

Thane13,660

Pune9,920

Mumbai Suburban5,363

Aurangabad1,974

Nashik1,575

Raigad1,462

Palghar1,421

Solapur1,291

Jalgaon1,039

Akola757

Nagpur692

Kolhapur646

Satara629

Ratnagiri350

Amravati291

Dhule228

Hingoli208

Jalna201

Ahmednagar190

Nanded176

Yavatmal150

Sangli145

Latur139

Osmanabad125

Sindhudurg114

Buldhana88

Parbhani78

gondia69

Beed54

Nandurbar42

Gadchiroli42

Bhandara41

Chandrapur32

Washim13

Wardha11

26,73,461 35,726

3,04,809 21,037

23,14,579 14,523

54,073 166

Kerala

DistrictCircumstances

Kannur357

Kasaragod333

Palakkad224

Malappuram119

Kollam118

Thrissur106

Thiruvananthapuram104

Pathanamthitta98

Kozhikode90

Alappuzha76

Kottayam73

Ernakulam60

Idukki40

Wayanad36

11,15,777 2,055

24,541 43

10,86,669 2,084

4,567 14

Karnataka

DistrictCircumstances

Udupi1,176

Kalaburagi669

Yadgir538

Bengaluru City529

Raichur369

Mandya346

Belagavi337

Bidar219

Hassan205

Davangere204

Vijayapura201

Dakshina Kannada179

Chikkaballapura149

Mysuru107

Bagalkote103

Uttara Kannada95

Shivamogga67

Dharwad61

Ballari60

Gadag45

Bengaluru Rural40

Tumakuru36

Kolar29

Haveri24

Chikkamagaluru19

Chitradurga14

Koppal5

Kodagu4

Ramanagara3

Chamarajanagara0

9,83,930 2,886

21,271 1,699

9,50,167 1,179

12,492 8

Andhra Pradesh

DistrictCircumstances

Kurnool795

Krishna557

Guntur511

Anantapur428

East Godavari356

Chittoor319

Sri Potti Sriramulu Nell*296

Y.S.R.205

West Godavari199

Srikakulam183

Prakasam104

Visakhapatnam103

Vizianagaram23

8,97,810 947

4,715 570

8,85,892 377

7,203

Tamil Nadu

DistrictCircumstances

Chennai23,324

Chengalpattu1,314

Thiruvallur774

Villupuram509

Kanchipuram503

Tiruvannamalai496

Cuddalore477

Ariyalur444

Tirunelveli433

Tuticorin333

Kallakurichi324

Madurai322

Salem258

Coimbatore188

Virudhunagar185

Dindigul175

Perambalur133

Ranipet133

Thanjavur130

Theni129

Tiruchirappalli119

Ramanathapuram119

Tiruppur116

Kanniyakumari110

Tenkasi103

Nagapattinam99

Karur88

Namakkal83

Erode75

Vellore71

Thiruvarur67

Pudukkottai53

Sivaganga46

Tirupathur45

Krishnagiri43

The Nilgiris17

Dharmapuri15

8,77,279 2,089

12,157 839

8,52,463 1,241

12,659 9

Delhi

DistrictCircumstances

North West5,463

Central4,817

West4,768

New Delhi3,405

North3,059

East2,472

South East2,446

South West2,391

South2,329

North East1,914

Shahdara1,580

6,55,834 1,558

6,625 574

6,38,212 974

10,997 10

Uttar Pradesh

DistrictCircumstances

Gautam Buddha Nagar1,119

Agra933

Ghaziabad794

Meerut504

Lucknow386

Saharanpur298

Kanpur Nagar286

Moradabad252

Varanasi243

Hapur225

Aligarh215

Basti214

Amethi206

Rampur203

Jaunpur194

Firozabad190

Barabanki168

Gorakhpur166

Bulandshahr166

Siddharth Nagar159

Ghazipur159

Bijnor157

Deoria143

Azamgarh138

Sant Kabeer Nagar132

Mathura129

Ayodhya120

Muzaffarnagar117

Sambhal116

Sultanpur97

Ambedkar Nagar92

Maharajganj85

Amroha80

Rae Bareli78

Bahraich73

Kheri72

Kannauj69

Baghpat68

Kushi Nagar67

Bhadohi60

Ballia60

Gonda59

Etah52

Hardoi49

Balrampur49

Mau48

Mainpuri46

Etawah46

Hathras43

Unnao42

Jalaun41

Jhansi41

Shamli40

Chandauli38

Auraiya37

Farrukhabad36

Sitapur32

Prayagraj30

Banda27

Shahjahanpur25

Shravasti23

Budaun23

Mirzapur22

Bareilly17

Kasganj16

Pratapgarh15

Pilibhit15

Sonbhadra10

Kaushambi6

Kanpur Dehat4

Chitrakoot4

Lalitpur3

Hamirpur3

Mahoba3

Fatehpur3

6,12,403 1,102

6,667 843

5,96,953 255

8,783 4

West Bengal

DistrictCircumstances

Kolkata2,777

Howrah1,435

24 Paraganas North1,031

Hooghly604

24 Paraganas South281

Maldah235

Dinajpur Uttar216

Coochbehar210

Birbhum206

Medinipur West159

Medinipur East153

Nadia139

Purba Bardhaman130

Murshidabad125

Bankura116

Darjeeling97

Jalpaiguri88

Paschim Bardhaman70

Purulia66

Dinajpur Dakshin50

Alipurduar39

Kalimpong18

Jhargram9

5,83,839 812

4,608 377

5,68,909 433

10,322 2

Odisha

DistrictCircumstances

Ganjam581

Jajapur322

Khordha238

Baleshwar190

Kendrapara164

Cuttack155

Bhadrak137

Balangir129

Puri103

Sundargarh102

Jagatsinghapur91

Nayagarh86

Mayurbhanj73

Nuapada69

Gajapati61

Dhenkanal36

Boudh34

Kendujhar34

Deogarh33

Kalahandi33

Sonepur29

Kandhamal28

Anugul26

Malkangiri20

Bargarh16

Koraput16

Sambalpur16

Jharsuguda8

Nabarangpur2

Rayagada2

3,39,904 210

1,413 120

3,36,571 89

1,920 1

Chhattisgarh

DistrictCircumstances

Bilaspur100

Korba100

Mungeli87

Baloda Bazar85

Jashpur77

Janjgir-Champa56

Mahasamund54

Rajnandgaon52

Kabirdham52

Raigarh47

Raipur46

Balod41

Korea39

Durg31

Bemetara21

Kanker19

Balrampur17

Surguja14

Gariyaband10

Surajpur9

Dhamtari6

Bijapur2

Bastar2

Dantewada0

Kondagaon0

Narayanpur0

Sukma0

3,37,940 3,162

17,836 2,529

3,16,043 620

4,061 13

Rajasthan

DistrictCircumstances

Jaipur2,177

Jodhpur1,748

Udaipur724

Bharatpur563

Kota503

Nagaur500

Ajmer379

Dungarpur374

Pali352

Jhalawar329

Bhilwara250

Sikar231

Chittorgarh188

Tonk171

Jalore164

Rajsamand140

Sirohi130

Bikaner112

Banswara91

Alwar90

Churu81

Jhunjhunu64

Dausa61

Dholpur60

Baran59

Jaisalmer53

Barmer34

Hanumangarh31

SawaiMadhopur26

Karauli17

Pratapgarh14

Ganganagar8

Bundi5

3,29,595 852

6,358 625

3,20,426 227

2,811

Telangana

DistrictCircumstances

Hyderabad2,475

Ranga Reddy183

Suryapet87

Jagitial77

Nizamabad76

MedchalMalkajgiri75

Mancherial43

YadadriBhuvanagiri40

Jogulamba Gadwal40

Vikarabad40

Nalgonda33

Warangal City32

Mahabubnagar30

Sangareddy26

Khammam26

Adilabad22

Nirmal21

Karimnagar17

RajannaSircilla16

Medak11

Kamareddy11

Mahabubabad10

Jayashankar Bhupalapally9

Nagarkurnool8

Kumuram Bheem Asifabad8

Jangoan8

Siddipet7

Peddapalli5

Bhadradri Kothagudem5

Warangal Rural4

Mulugu3

Narayanpet3

Wanaparthy1

3,06,339 535

4,495 254

3,00,156 278

1,688 3

Gujarat

DistrictCircumstances

Ahmadabad17,125

Surat2,311

Vadodara1,555

Gandhinagar410

Mahesana159

Banas Kantha147

Bhavnagar146

Rajkot135

Arvalli134

Mahisagar125

Anand107

PanchMahals107

Patan105

SabarKantha101

Kachchh99

Kheda98

Jamnagar63

Bharuch56

Botad55

Surendranagar55

Valsad47

GirSomnath45

Dohad43

Chhotaudepur37

Naysari35

Junagadh31

Narmada25

DevbhumiDwarka22

Amreli16

Porbandar11

Tapi6

Dang5

Morbi4

2,98,596 2,276

10,871 737

2,83,241 1,534

4,484 5

Madhya Pradesh

DistrictCircumstances

Indore3,839

Bhopal1,880

Ujjain799

Burhanpur351

Neemuch319

Jabalpur276

East Nimar266

Sagar228

Gwalior211

Khargone196

Dewas140

Dhar132

Mandsaur112

Morena109

Bhind87

Raisen71

Barwani60

Ratlam51

Rewa39

Shajapur39

Hoshangabad37

Vidisha37

Chhatarpur35

Betul35

Rajgarh31

Dindori29

Sheopur26

Damoh26

Satna24

Anuppur22

Panna20

Tikamgarh18

Sidhi17

Narsinghpur17

Chhindwara16

Agar Malwa15

Mandla15

Shivpuri15

Jhabua14

Shandol14

Singrauli13

Ashoknagar13

Datia12

Sehore12

Umaria10

Balaghat9

Guna8

Harda4

Alirajpur3

Katni3

Seoni2

Niwari0

2,86,407 2,142

12,995 957

2,69,465 1,175

3,947 10

Haryana

DistrictCircumstances

Gurugram2,950

Faridabad867

Sonipat404

Rohtak145

Palwal120

Jhajjar114

Karnal104

Hisar98

Ambala93

Panipat78

Nuh68

Bhiwani60

Rewari56

Kurukshetra55

Sirsa50

Kaithal48

Mahendragarh47

CharkiDadri43

Panchkula39

Fatehabad38

Jind38

Yamunanagar19

2,86,327 1,383

8,410 615

2,74,785 761

3,132 7

Bihar

DistrictCircumstances

Patna279

Bhagalpur266

Rohtas256

Khagaria253

Begusarai243

Madhubani199

Munger188

Jehanabad178

Katihar175

Darbhanga143

Samastipur139

Siwan139

PurbiChamparan138

Purnia135

Banka134

Buxar134

Nalanda123

Gopalganj123

Nawada122

Sheikhpura118

Gaya115

Kaimur (bhabua)105

Bhojpur103

Saran101

Muzaffarpur96

Saharsa88

Supaul87

Vaishali87

Madhepura82

Kishanganj75

Aurangabad75

Sitamarhi73

Lakhisarai72

Araria68

Pashchim Champaran57

Arwal52

Jamui47

Sheohar20

2,64,604 195

1,116 115

2,61,917 78

1,571 2

Punjab

DistrictCircumstances

Amritsar485

Jalandhar297

Ludhiana293

Tarn Taran163

Gurdaspur154

Hoshiarpur140

S.A.S Nagar137

Patiala132

Sangrur107

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)99

Pathankot86

Rupnagar (Ropar)74

Faridkot74

Sri Muktsar Sahib71

Moga65

Bathinda60

Fatehgarh Sahib57

Fazilka53

Firozepur50

Kapurthala44

Mansa31

Barnala25

2,28,864 2,805

23,271 619

1,98,972 2,141

6,621 45

Assam

DistrictCircumstances

Kamrup Metro276

Golaghat203

Nagaon143

Hojai89

Dima Hasao86

Karimganj85

Tinsukia84

Cachar80

Dibrugarh61

Hailakandi57

Lakhimpur57

Marigaon50

Dhemaji47

Kamrup42

Kokrajhar37

Dhubri30

Charaideo29

Barpeta28

Udalguri28

Sonitpur27

Jorhat24

Nalbari23

Darrang20

Sivasagar20

Goalpara19

Biswanath16

Baksa14

KarbiAnglong13

Bongaigaon12

Chirang6

West KarbiAnglong5

South SalmaraMancachar4

Majuli2

2,18,222 46

1,770 23

2,15,348 23

1,104

Jammu And Kashmir

DistrictCircumstances

Anantnag395

Srinagar300

Kulgam295

Baramulla271

Shopian255

Kupwara231

Bandipora175

Udhampur155

Ramban151

Jammu138

Budgam110

Pulwama108

Kathua53

Rajouri39

Ganderbal37

Poonch35

Doda27

Reasi26

Samba25

Kishtwar10

Mirpur0

Muzaffarabad0

1,29,684 271

1,813 132

1,25,886 138

1,985 1

Jharkhand

DistrictCircumstances

East Singhbum170

Ranchi148

Hazaribagh110

Garhwa80

Ramgarh75

Koderma58

Simdega48

Dhanbad32

Gumla28

Palamu27

West Singhbhum21

SaraikelaKharsawan20

Giridih19

Bokaro16

Latehar14

Khunti10

Lohardaga8

Deoghar5

Dumka5

Pakur4

Jamtara2

Godda2

Chatra1

Sahebganj0

1,22,621 340

1,636 237

1,19,878 99

1,107 4

Uttarakhand

DistrictCircumstances

Dehradun370

Nainital323

Tehri Garhwal110

Haridwar94

Udam Singh Nagar83

Almora71

Champawat45

Pithoragarh43

Chamoli36

PauriGarhwal36

Bageshwar31

Rudraprayag30

Uttar Kashi24

99,515 257

1,339 177

96,467 79

1,709 1

Himachal Pradesh

DistrictCircumstances

Hamirpur117

Kangra105

Una41

Solan32

Chamba29

Bilaspur21

Mandi21

Sirmaur11

Shimla10

Kullu4

Kinnaur2

Lahaul And Spiti0

62,383 416

2,361 237

58,989 176

1,033 3

Goa

DistrictCircumstances

South Goa69

North Goa57

57,453 170

1,379 100

55,250 69

824 1

Puducherry

DistrictCircumstances

Pondicherry111

Mahe4

Karaikal2

Yanam0

40,964 128

763 127

39,521

680 1

Tripura

DistrictCircumstances

Dhalai196

Sepahijala174

Gomati74

South Tripura53

Unakoti49

West Tripura45

Khowai24

North Tripura14

33,491 1

49 2

33,050 3

392

Manipur

DistrictCircumstances

Churachandpur32

Kangpokpi26

Imphal West21

Thoubal18

Imphal East10

Tengnoupal9

Bishnupur7

Senapati6

Chandel5

Kamjong5

Ukhrul4

Jiribam3

Pherzawl3

Kakching2

Tamenglong2

Noney1

29,376 3

58 2

28,944 5

374

Chandigarh

DistrictCircumstances

Chandigarh313

25,898 294

2,532 140

22,992 152

374 2

Arunachal Pradesh

DistrictCircumstances

Changlang31

Papum Pare8

Lohit3

Namsai2

West Siang1

East Siang1

Higher Siang1

Tawang1

PakkeKessang1

West Kameng0

Higher Subansiri0

Tirap0

Siang0

Shi Yomi0

Anjaw0

Decrease Subansiri0

Decrease Dibang Valley0

Longding0

Leparada0

KurungKumey0

KraDaadi0

Kamle0

East Kameng0

Dibang Valley0

Decrease Siang0

16,845 2

4 2

16,785

56

Meghalaya

DistrictCircumstances

East Khasi Hills22

West Garo Hills5

South West Garo Hills4

North Garo Hills1

West Jaintia Hills1

West Khasi Hills1

East Garo Hills0

East Jaintia Hills0

Ribhoi0

South Garo Hills0

South West Khasi Hills0

14,031 2

26 0

13,855 2

150

Nagaland

DistrictCircumstances

Dimapur20

Mon8

Kohima7

Kiphire3

Tuensang3

Peren2

Phek1

Longleng0

Mokokchung0

Wokha0

Zunheboto0

12,229

4 0

12,133

92

Ladakh

DistrictCircumstances

Kargil77

LehLadakh43

9,974 9

117 6

9,727 3

130

Sikkim

DistrictCircumstances

East District3

South District3

North District0

West District0

6,226 11

50 9

6,041 2

135

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

DistrictCircumstances

South Andamans33

Nicobars1

North And Center Andaman1

5,044 1

7 0

4,975 1

62

Mizoram

DistrictCircumstances

Kolasib11

Aizawl10

Mamit8

Lawngtlai2

Lunglei2

Saitual1

Champhai0

Hnahthial0

Khawzawl0

Saiha0

Serchhip0

4,465 2

26 0

4,428 2

11

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

DistrictCircumstances

Dadra And Nagar Haveli20

3,580 26

130 21

3,448 5

2

Lakshadweep

DistrictCircumstances

Lakshadweep District0

714

88 11

625 11

1

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