Patna: The people of Bihar will not get any relaxation in the Covid-19 guidelines during the month of Bakrid and Shravani Mela.
In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the administration has appealed to the people to celebrate Bakrid at home on July 21.
Patna District Magistrate Chandrashekhar Singh, who held a meeting with the Superintendent of Police and all concerned officials regarding Bakrid, has urged the people to follow Covid guidelines and offer prayers at home.
He also suggested that guidelines can be communicated to the people by holding a peace committee meeting.
The District Magistrate also said that prayers will not be allowed in any Eidgah or mosque.
Issuing instructions to all the Sub Divisional Officers (SDOs), Block Development Officers (BDOs) and Circle Officers (Cos) in this regard, he said that a meeting of the peace committee should be held at the police stations and sub-division level to convey the guidelines.
In view of the Shravani Mela, tight security arrangements will be in place in the temples from the first Monday. A ban has also been imposed on the fair held in Sawan.
As per the Covid-19 guidelines, the ban on public fairs or functions will continue. Besides, taking ‘kanwar’ to the temples is also prohibited. Instructions have been given to make elaborate security arrangements in the ‘pagodas’ from the first Monday.
The decision comes amid fears of a third wave of the coronavirus and a possibility of overcrowding and public gatherings during the month of Bakrid and Sawan.