Thiruvananthapuram: Malayalees are preparing for the final stage to welcome Mahabali. Today is the day. Malayalees around the world will celebrate Thiruvonam tomorrow. Onam celebrations are being held this time with strict restrictions in the wake of the Kovid epidemic.
Unusually, the roads and markets are likely to experience heavy traffic today. The Department of Health warns that people must go out to fully comply with Covid standards. Kovid warns that the spread will intensify if vigilance is compromised. Avoid crowding in markets and shops at the same time. Social distance and wearing of masks should be given utmost importance.
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This Kovid Kalam gives the message to the Malayalees to celebrate Onam with their minds even though they are far away.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that this Onam celebration should be taken with caution in the context of the spread of Kovid disease. Onam should be welcomed with due care. He suggested that no one should do anything that could lead to the spread of Kovid and that social gatherings and other public events should be avoided.
“Everyone should be prepared to stay away from the routine of visiting the homes of relatives and friends during Onam,” he said. Avoid visiting seniors who may be in reverse quarantine. Despite the limitations, we should try to talk to each other and share happiness through the online system, ”said the Chief Minister.
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He also said that precautions should be taken to avoid congestion on the day of Uttara. “Do not take children or the elderly with you when you go shopping. Only one or two people from a house go shopping. Those who go should be prepared to sanitize their hands and wear a mask. Earlier during the Onam season, some shopkeepers used to lower the shutters during rush hour. This time, it has been suggested that people should be allowed in the shop only in a controlled manner. Only those who can afford to be in the store should be in the store at a time. The shutter should not close as it used to. This will reduce ventilation and spread the disease, ”the CM said.
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“Those who can afford to order and deliver by phone should use that opportunity. Check the shops where you can call and make sure they are less crowded and then try to go. The working hours of the shops have been extended with the understanding that the shops will be less crowded. Care should be taken to digitize payments. All stores must have a break the chain counter. The store should have the facility to sanitize hands. Make sure your hands are sanitized when entering and leaving the store. As soon as you get home from the shop, you have to clean your body and go inside. The Chief Minister added.