Even as the country registered over 68,000 fresh cases on Monday, the highest single-day spike this year, people across states continued to violate Covid-19 norms and carried out celebrations on the occasion of Holi.
Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan were among the states where a large-scale violation was reported on the eve of Holi.
In poll-bound West Bengal and Assam as well, candidates from various parties were seen celebrating the festival with voters.
Previously health authorities had warned that if people do not abide by Covid-19 protocols, the festivals of Holi and Shab-e-Baraat may turn into superspreader
Several states had banned the Holi celebrations in public and people in major cities kept away from public areas and celebrated the festival with their family and friends indoors.