Haryana postpones crafts fair as Covid cases surge

Chandigarh India August 30 2021 Haryana CM Manohar Lal during 3 1634960895056 1641568293111

Amid sharp rise in Covid cases due to highly transmissible variant Omicron, the Haryana government has decided to reschedule the proposed ’35th Surajkund International Crafts Mela-2022′, originally slated to be held from February 4 to 20.

In a statement, the state government said that the fair will be decided later after taking into account the Covid situation. 

“In view of the possibilities of increasing COVID-19 cases in February, it has been decided that the safety of citizens is the priority of the government, in such a situation, ’35th Surajkund International Craft Mela-2022′ will be organized later,” the statement said as per PTI.

Haryana is among 27 states and UTs that have reported Omicron cases. 

The state has witnessed a sharp rise in Covid cases during the past over a week. The state reported 2,678 fresh coronavirus cases on Thursday. 

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