States have issued SOPs to contain the spread of COVID-19 during Ganesh festival even as India is recording over 30,000 cases daily.
The 10-day Ganesh festival begins today and states have issued guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic. States like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi have issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) to maintain social distancing, follow COVID-appropriate behaviour during the festival.
India has recorded 43,263 new COVID-19 cases and the toll rose to 3,31,39,981. The active cases increased to 3,93,614, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The death toll climbed to 4,41,749 with 338 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am. An increase of 2,358 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded as 2.38 percent.