Delhi cancels Kanwar Yatra citing COVID situation

All types of gatherings, including religious and festive ones, have been already banned in Delhi.

In view of the rising cases of COVID in the national capital, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Sunday cancelled the annual 'Kanwar Yatra' in the city.

 

In an order dated July 18, the DDMA said that the Yatra which was scheduled to begin from July 25 must not be allowed in the national capital in order to curb the spread of coronavirus.

 

All types of gatherings, including religious and festive ones, have been already banned in Delhi till July 26, according to a previous order of the DDMA. Also, religious places, including temples, are meanwhile allowed to open without visitors.

 

"No celebrations, processions, gatherings, etc. shall be allowed during forthcoming Kanwar Yatra-2021 starting from July 25 in NCT of Delhi," stated an order issued by the DDMA.

 

The order has moreover authorised all district magistrates in Delhi, as well as their respective district deputy commissioners of police to ensure strict compliance of the order.

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