GOA: With the threat of Covid-19 in the air, deputy chief minister Chandrakant Kavalekar has suggested that community Ganeshotsav celebrations be kept a subdued affair this year. Kavalekar chaired a meeting of representatives of Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav mandals and purohits from Salcete and Canacona at the Matanhy Saldanha administrative complex on Friday and discussed the precautionary measures to be put in place at the community celebrations.
Kavalekar said that the purpose of the meeting was to sensitise the mandals and purohits about the need to put in place all precautionary measures during the celebrations. The standard operating procedure (SOP) for the festival would be issued by the state administration shortly, he said, but the mandals have been asked to avoid fireworks and processions that will attract crowds.
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