Festival of colours, gatherings and happy hugs comes with corona scare this year.
There's a question on everyone's mind this Holi...
Is it safe to play Holi this year?
COVID is an airborne infection spread mainly from person-to-person.
Infection may spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
The best measure towards prevention is, as WHO has specifically advised, good hygiene, particularly hand hygiene.
Avoiding crowded places is another recommendation.
In this context, it is reasonable to celebrate Holi in moderation because mindful social distancing is the key.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching an infected surface or object.
The Center for Disease Control has laid out the following precautions this Holi:
It is especially important to clean hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
Pay attention to your health during travel and for 14 days after you leave.
Follow these precautions and stay safe this Holi.