+

Kathmandu’s Holi revellers flout Covid-19 safety measures

Kathmanduites party in the open, flouting Covid-19 safety measures, on the occasion of Holi, in Basantapur, Kathmandu, on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Photo: Chandra Bahadur Ale

Kathmandu, March 28

As Nepalis across the country are celebrating the Holi festival on Sunday, hundreds of youth gathered in Basantapur of Kathmandu for a celebration.

Although the Ministry of Health and Population has already warned the nation about a possible spread of the next wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and concerned authorities have urged the public to celebrate the festival within the family only, the youth gathered in the public open space and partied together.

Kathmanduites party in the open, flouting Covid-19 safety measures, on the occasion of Holi, in Basantapur, Kathmandu, on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Photo: Chandra Bahadur Ale

Initially, police tried to stop a few of the people. However, as the number increased, the law enforcers turned helpless.

Basantapur has been seeing thousands of people on the day of Holi every year.

Police try to stop revellers from celebrating Holi in the public amid the Covid-19 pandemic, in Kathmandu, on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Photo: Chandra Bahadur Ale

React to this post

Ale is a photojournalist at Onlinekhabar.

More From the Author

Conversation

New Old Popular

Subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe to Onlinekhabar English to get notified of exclusive news stories.