Holi, the festival of colours is around the corner. This is that time of the year when people indulge in festive fervour and celebrate together. Unfortunately, holi won't be the same this year due to coronavirus outbreak. Since this festival is all about coming together, colouring each other and dancing, it won't be wise to do it the conventional way. As the second wave of COVID-19 is believed to have started, it is very important to keep yourself safe and distanced. But this doesn't mean that you cannot celebrate holi. Read this article to know how.
COVID-19: Coronavirus and Holi
We are often told that we should keep a distance of about 3 feet from people who have a cough or cold. But following a festival like Holi can be quite challenging. Holi is a festival in which a large number of people meet each other, thus increasing the chances of spreading coronavirus. In Holi, we talked to the experts about the rescue from the coronavirus and according to the WHO guidelines, here are some tips below.
COVID-19: Be careful while playing Holi
If you are coughing and sneezing, avoid physical contact like hugging or putting colours on others. And if you are in contact with the affected people, you should wash your hands immediately.
Handwash is necessary
Experts recommend doing a handwash for 20 seconds which includes cleaning the back of your hands, between the fingers, and also under the fingernails. To prevent sneezing and coughing (and spreading the infection) cover your mouth with a cloth or mask.
Avoid getting out in Holi
People who are not well and have symptoms like coughing, sneezing and common cold should not go out to play Holi as they do not yet know if they are infected or not.
Travellers and foreigners
In India, the majority of coronavirus cases are related to travel. Therefore, people who have recently travelled to those areas with cases of coronavirus should avoid playing Holi with others.
Pay attention to your symptoms
Those who have travelled to the affected countries outside India in the last 15 days should avoid attending mass ceremonies and playing Holi with them, even if they are well because people with its symptoms are suffering the disease within 14 days.
Others who are playing Holi should make a habit of washing their hands and adopting hygienic habits. After playing Holi, one needs a hand with a bar of soap or alcohol-based sanitizer and a bath.
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