Berhampur: Ganjam collector Vijay Amrit Kulange has called upon the people of the district to celebrate a ‘Green Diwali’ and ‘COVID-free Diwali’ on November 14.
“During this pandemic situation, we must take some precautions. We have to celebrate Diwali inside our houses without any firecrackers and guests. The state government has has banned bursting of firecrackers during the festival and we must abide by the rules,” the collector said.
He further said though the number of COVID-19 positive cases in Ganjam has come down considerably, people have to be cautious for the pandemic situation till the discovery of the vaccine to contain it.
“We can’t rule out the possibilities of the second wave of COVID-19 in Ganjam. Wearing masks, washing hands with sanitiser at regular interval, keeping away from crowded places, maintaining social distance and other precautions can only help us prevent the second wave of the pandemic and its further contamination,” said Kulange.