Bangladesh issues health guidelines for Durga Puja
The Department of Health Services, government of Bangladesh has issued health guidelines to be followed during the forthcoming Durga Puja in view of the Corona pandemic.
In Bangladesh the 5-day long Durga Puja celebration will begin on October 22 and conclude on October 26 with the immersion of the idols.
It is the biggest religious festival of the Hindu Community in the country.
In a press release issued by the Department, the organisers of the Durga Puja have been asked to ensure that the entry and exit to the mandaps are kept separate.
Arrangements for men and women coming to the Puja venues are also to be kept separate.
The guidelines require visitors to the Puja mandaps to wear masks. No entry to be allowed into the Puja venue without a mask.
It says that the devotees should maintain a minimum distance of 3 feet between themselves.