SunstarTV Bureau: Amid Covid-19 restrictions, on Monday the State people are observing Holi-the festival of colors.
With a surge in Covid-19, the Odisha government has restricted Holi celebrations in the State anticipating that the festival has the potential to cause the virus to spread.
In a view of the pandemic surge, the State government and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) have restricted of the celebrations on roads and congregations at other public places.
People were found playing Holi with ‘abira’ of various colours with family members at home and not at public places including the roads. Processions, public functions were completely restricted as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the State government. Mostly, the roads wear a deserted look as people were busy celebrating the occasion with their family members at their homes.