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Coronavirus outbreak | PM Modi says he wont participate in Holi Milan gathering

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The PM took to Twitter on March 4 and said experts across the world have advised reducing mass gatherings to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Hence, he decided not to participate in any Holi Milan programme

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he will not participate in any Holi Milan programme this year in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

The PM took to Twitter on March 4 and said experts across the world have advised reducing mass gatherings to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Hence, he decided not to participate in any Holi Milan programme.

The Holi Milan programme is a gathering of people to celebrate the festival together.

Following the prime minister, Union Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah also announced that he will not celebrate the festival.

“Holi is a very important festival for we Indians but in the wake of Coronavirus, I have decided not to participate in any Holi Milan celebration this year. I also appeal everyone to avoid public gatherings and take a good care of yourself and your family,” he tweeted. tweeted Shah on March 4.

Earlier on March 3, the PM had held an extensive review on India’s preparedness to deal with the novel coronavirus outbreak.

“Had an extensive review regarding preparedness on COVID-19 or novel coronavirus. Different ministries and states are working together, from screening people arriving in India to providing prompt medical attention,” he tweeted after the review meet.

The PM further appealed not to panic. “We need to work together, take small yet important measures to ensure self-protection,” he said.

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First Published on Mar 4, 2020 11:53 am

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