Don’t let your Holi celebrations put you at risk for covid-19. Rather follow these precautions Holi could be right around the corner, but so is covid-19. With the number of coronavirus cases on the rise in India, this is what a doctor wants you to know.
The month of March has seen an increase in covid-19 cases after a steady drop for more than 2 months and the upcoming holidays only further threaten this situation if precautionary measures are not applied.
With multiple festivals, the main one being Holi, just around the corner, these last 2 weeks of March are crucial for India after a year of battle with this novel virus.
Amid the growing number of Covid-19 cases, doctors fear it is an upcoming wide-spread event. With Maharashtra facing the peak burden, states such as Punjab, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, West Bengal, and Jammu and Kashmir have also reported a significant increase in Covid-19 cases.
Union Territory, Delhi is also not lagging behind in the race and has seen a higher increase in covid-19 cases than in the entire month of February.
Social distancing and Holi are not a match made in heaven
It is clear that the current scenario is very unfavorable for people to attend social and community gatherings, as cases are constantly increasing and new strains of Covid-19 have been identified in India.
Any type of abuse or neglect with the precautions stipulated by the covid-19 can be a good generator of problems. As Holi is all about applying colors, gathering with friends, family, and participating in large social gatherings, actions such as handshakes, applying colors with your hands, and blowing dry colors in the air can increase the chances of the spread of Covid-19.
This is how you can safely celebrate Holi
Here are some tips to keep in mind as you celebrate Holi with the ongoing pandemic and the growing number of covid cases.
1. Social distancing is still key. While with vaccination campaigns and total neglect, people have started to enjoy massive social gatherings, this Holi is crucial that you avoid large gatherings.
2. The use of masks should not be compromised.
3. Handshakes and hugs should be avoided
4. Older people should refrain from participating in mass gatherings and meeting large numbers of people.
5. Dry colors should not be used.
6. Cold foods and drinks should be avoided.
7. Celebrate the festival indoors
8. Proper Covid behavior should be maintained: wearing masks, washing and disinfecting hands, maintaining social distancing, and isolating yourself if you are facing any Covid-related symptoms.