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Modi, Nadda will not celebrate Holi amid coronavirus scare

The leaders said the world is making efforts to contain the virus' spread by avoiding mass gatherings

PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 04.03.20, 07:34 AM

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's example, BJP president J. P. Nadda on Wednesday said he will not celebrate Holi or hold any Holi Milan function in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

Countries across the world are making efforts to contain the spread of the disease, Nadda said on Twitter about an hour after the Prime Minister's announcement.

'The world is battling COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus. The countries & medical fraternity are jointly making efforts to contain its spread. Keeping this in mind, this year, I will neither celebrate Holi nor organise Holi Milan. Stay safe, Stay Healthy,' Nadda tweeted.

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Modi said he has decided not to participate in any Holi Milan programme as experts have advised that mass gatherings must be reduced to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

'Experts across the world have advised to reduce mass gatherings to avoid the spread of COVID19 Novel Coronavirus. Hence this year, I have decided not to participate in any 'Holi milan' programme,' the PM tweeted.

Holi is on March 10 this year.



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