NASHIK: The outbreaks of the Omicron variant appear to be increasing during the last few days. The risk of a new variant is very high. The virus is likely to spread in the near future. Against this backdrop, it has been appealed to make the New Year celebration simple. Guidelines regarding the same have been issued by the government.
On 31st December, 2021, and 1st January, 2022, citizens should simply welcome New Year at home without leaving home.
The state has banned gatherings of more than five persons from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am.
Considering the contagious condition of Covid 19, corona prevention rules should be followed.
New Year’s reception events will be allowed up to 50% of the available seating capacity in the closed hall and open space events will be allowed to attend within 25% of the available capacity.
Special care should be taken to ensure that the place is not crowded in any way and Social Distancing is maintained as well as the use of masks and sanitisers. Also, disinfection should be arranged at that place.
Citizens over the age of 60 and children under the age of ten should avoid going out of the house for safety and health reasons.
On 31st December, citizens should pay special attention to ensure that there will be social distance and use of masks and sanitisers without crowding the public places such as beaches, gardens and streets.
Citizens should not crowd at places of celebration.
Religious/cultural events should not be organized on the occasion of New Year’s reception and processions should not be taken out.
On the first day of the new year, most of the citizens go to religious places. In such cases, social distance should be observed without crowding the place at the same time. Also, the concerned should take appropriate precautionary measures from the point of view of health and hygiene.
Fireworks should not be set off. The rules regarding noise pollution should be strictly followed.
Strict compliance with the rules prescribed by the Government’s Urban Development Department, Relief and Rehabilitation, Health, Environment, Medical Education Department as well as the concerned Municipal Corporation, Police Local Administration will be mandatory to prevent the outbreak of Covid-19 and especially Omicron.
Also, after the issuance of this circular and between December 31, 2021, and the beginning of New Year, 2022, if any new instructions are published, they should also be complied with.