CHITWAN : The district administration office in Chitwan has urged residents of the district to celebrate this year’s Dashain, Tihar and Chhath festivals indoors due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. It has urged people not to gather in mass and to strictly follow health guidelines.
Sports, fairs, festivals and puja at temples on the occasion of the festivals have been banned, according to a 14-point notice issued by assistant chief district officer Ram Bahadur Shahi.
Activities like the production and sale of alcohol, drunk-driving, causing untoward incidents under the influence of alcohol, sale of substandard products, black marketeering and gambling are punishable.
People have been urged not to play Deusi Bhailo, explode firecrackers, cause noise pollution and collect donations illegally on the occasion of the festivals. The district has recorded over 2,700 infection cases of the coronavirus so far.