In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday announced that this year Durga Puja will be celebrated in a low-key manner across the state. The UP CM has said that due to the Covid-19 crisis, there will be restrictions on the celebrations this year.
No celebrations will be allowed road side across the state. Besides, people have been asked to maintain social distancing and establishing idol of goddess Durga in their homes.
For Ramlila, there will be strict guidelines, which are expected to be issued in upcoming days. The tradition of the staging of Ramlila won’t be broken, but not more than 100 people will be allowed to watch the mythological play.
In Lucknow, the puja samitis are awaiting guidelines from the government. However, most of them have decided to hold just a symbolic celebration in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.