Diwali is around the corner and civic authorities are concerned to contain the spread of the virus as people are stepping out for festival shopping and are often seen not following the COVID guidelines. To curb the spread of the virus Nagpur Municipal Corporation has issued a notice regarding the celebration of Diwali this season.
Following the footstep of many states, NMC has said to avoid bursting of firecrackers this Diwali and go green citing major problems with pollution and COVID-19 threat in the country.
NMC in their order has observed several areas as silent zones and thus has asked citizens to avoid the use of crackers which make loud noise and pollution in these areas.
- All Hospital, garden, Orphanage, school, bus station, railway station, market place, government/private offices are all observed as silent zones ban on bursting of firecrackers.
- Fire-crackers which make a loud noise and pollution like (sutali bombs) and others must be avoided for the use as it may create problems for COVID-19 positive patients.
- Air and sound pollution increase during Diwali which creates problems for humans as well as animal life and with COVID-19 NMC has requested people to go green this and celebrate the festival in an eco-friendly way.
- Social Distancing, sanitization guidelines, and rules must be followed.
- Sanitizers are highly flammable and thus can increase the risk of accidents thus the use of the same must be avoided while burning crackers.
- Take precaution and maintain cleanliness
- In the time of COVID-19 one must avoid going out in public place and public gathering is not permitted.
- Avoid visiting market and crowded place unless it is very necessary
- Awareness must be created of COVID in one’s area
- People who are found breaking the laws will be booked under Section 51 to 60 Act 2005, Section 188 will be punished