New Delhi: As new cases of coronavirus are sprouting from across the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that as a precaution he will not participate in any ‘Holi Milan’ programme this year.
Taking to Twitter, he said, “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.
Union home minister Amit Shah also announced that in the wake of coronavirus, he has decided not to participate in any Holi Milan celebration. “I also appeal everyone to avoid public gatherings and take a good care of yourself & your family,” he tweeted.
The announcement comes at a time when 28 confirmed cases of the novel virus have been reported from across India.
On Tuesday, Modi had an extensive meeting regarding the preparedness on COVID-19. He tweeted, “Different ministries & states are working together, from screening people arriving in India to providing prompt medical attention.”
He tried to allay the fears around coronavirus. He shared basic protective measures for all.
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