As the countdown to welcome New Year has begun so are the preparations to celebrate the day with friends and family although this year’s celebration will be much different as the deadly virus is grappling the city.
As to maintain law and order and keep the virus at bay NMC has issued some guidelines for December 31, 2020, and New Year’s celebration in the city.
In the interest of the wider public and to make the citizens more aware and to welcome the New Year on 31st December 2020 and the New Year, Guidelines are being issued.
- To bid farewell to the last year on the occasion of New Year citizens should celebrate the day at home without leaving home for their own safety.
- On 31st December, it is necessary to pay special attention to ensure that social distances are maintained and masks and sanitizers are used.
- In the city places like Ambazari, Futala, Dharampeth, Gandhisagar Lake, Itwari, Mahal, etc. are generally crowded on New Year’s eve which can be a potential place for the COVID outbreak, thus citizens need to take care of their health.
- Citizens over the age of 60 and children under the age of 10 should avoid going out of the house for safety and health reasons.
- Religious/cultural events and processions should not be organized on the occasion of New Year’s reception.
- Majority of citizens go to religious places, so social distance should be observed without crowding at the same time. Also, the concerned should take appropriate precautionary measures from the point of view of health and hygiene.
- Fireworks should be avoided. The rules regarding noise pollution should be strictly followed.
Any person violating the guidelines issued from time to time by this office for the prevention of Covid-19 shall be liable to prosecution under Sections 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 as well as other legal provisions under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.