Amid second Covid wave, people celebrate Holi in India

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 events.

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.

Students play with color powder during Basant Utsav Celebrations at Santiniketan in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

Devotees of Lord Shiva play Holi and dance to the tunes of religious songs with artists dressed up as Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati in Ujjain.

Priyanka along with Nick and his parents Paul Kevin Jonas Sr and Denise Miller-Jonas celebrated the festival of colors in London.

Streets wore deserted look in lots of cities as people stayed indoors and celebrated Holi with family.

Former cricketer Virender Sehwag wishes his fans on Holi with his social media post

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