No At-Home function in Chandigarh on Republic Day
In view of the sharp increase in Covid-19 cases in the city, the UT administration has decided against holding the “At Home” function at the Punjab Raj Bhawan on Republic Day for the second year in a row. Other celebrations planned in the city will also remain a low-key affair.
Last year too, with the pandemic raging in the city, the authorities had kept the Republic Day event in Sector 17 restricted to a few participants only.
Scaling down the events further this time, there will be no large gathering or cultural event by schoolchildren.
The award function will be organised with only the awardees and their families in attendance. The police march-past will also be presented.
PUNE Pune district reported 62 new Covid-19 cases and no deaths due to the infection in the last 24 hours. As per the state health department, Pune rural reported three new Covid cases which took the progressive count to 425,674 and the death toll stood at 7,204 as no more deaths were reported. Pune city reported 52 new Covid cases which took the progressive count to 680,882 and the death toll stood at 9,713.
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