Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and several political leaders have planned to skip Holi Milan gathering on March 10. They also requested the people of the country to follow it as a precautionary measure for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Days after Coronavirus cases were found in Delhi and Telangana, Narendra Modi took to his Twitter page to talk about the Government’s action to tackle the issue. The Prime Minister said that his team is prepared to provide medical support to COVID-19 affected people. He also suggested some preventive measures to the general public.
Narendra Modi tweeted on March 3, “Had an extensive review regarding preparedness on the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. Different ministries & states are working together, from screening people arriving in India to providing prompt medical attention. There is no need to panic. We need to work together, take small yet important measures to ensure self-protection.”
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also tweeted, “India is well prepared and has taken all precautionary steps to contain the spread of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. I request everyone to take all important measures to prevent this. Some basic self-preventive measures are as simple as, washing your hands & practising good hygiene.”
A day later, both these BJP leaders gave call for skipping Holi celebration this year. Narendra Modi tweeted, “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.”
Amit Shah also tweeted on March 4, “Holi is a very important festival for we Indians but in the wake of Coronavirus, i have decided not to participate in any Holi Milan celebration this year. I also appeal everyone to avoid public gatherings and take a good care of yourself & your family.”