The Karnataka government on Saturday issued guidelines on the celebration of Diwali amid fears of a new Covid-19 outbreak.The Karnataka government on Saturday issued guidelines on the celebration of Diwali amid fears of a new Covid-19 outbreak. The state has allowed the sale of only green crackers and advised people to strictly adhere to the social distancing norms.
As part of the guidelines, firecrackers are prohibited to be sold, except green crackers. Dealers have taken permission to sell these crackers starting November 1 and will sell them till November 20. In an earlier order, the Supreme Court had mandated that only green crackers should be sold, during the festive season.
On COVID19 protocols, it said, “sanitization, thermal screening, masks and 6 feet distance guidelines should be followed. No large gatherings should be allowed at the shops,” it said.
The government also asked the police, fire department, health and family welfare department, district administration, corporations should ensure that guidelines must be followed.
Due Action will be taken according to law if guidelines are violated.
(With inputs from ANI)