Even amidst fears about Covid-19, Holi celebrations to go through unabated

The festival of Holi is less than a week away and with rising fears over the global coronavirus outbreak, the celebration could’ve been a dud, but it doesn’t look likely. The Ministry of Health and Population has already advised that large crowds and public gatherings be avoided as a precautionary measure against the spread of Covid-19.
But Holi, which falls on Monday in the Capital, is a time of good-spirited fun with a community, and if the district administration office is to be believed—and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t—Nepalis are not going to allow a global epidemic to get in the way of a good time.