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Durga Puja celebrations begin in the shadow of COVID-19 pandemic

Durga puja begins with following safety and hygiene norms amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hindu devotees take a selfie in front of an idol of Hindu goddess Durga before prayer at a cordoned off "pandal" or a temporary platform, on the first day of the Durga Puja festival, amidst the spread of COVID-19 in Kolkata, West Bengal. (Image: Reuters)

Hindu devotees take a selfie in front of an idol of Hindu goddess Durga before prayer at a cordoned off "pandal" or a temporary platform, on the first day of the Durga Puja festival, amidst the spread of COVID-19 in Kolkata, West Bengal. (Image: Reuters)

A health notice hangs on the railing of a closed "pandal", on the first day of the Durga Puja festival, amidst the spread of COVID-19 in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

A health notice hangs on the railing of a closed "pandal", on the first day of the Durga Puja festival, amidst the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

A firefighter sanitises the premises on the first day of the Durga Puja festival, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

A firefighter sanitises the premises on the first day of the Durga Puja festival, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

Priests prepare to pray in front of an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a restricted access "pandal", on the first day of the Durga Puja festival, amidst the spread of COVID-19 in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

Priests prepare to pray in front of an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a restricted access "pandal", on the first day of the Durga Puja festival, amidst the spread of COVID-19 in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

Hindu devotees wearing protective masks against COVID-19 arrive to pray at a cordoned off "pandal" on the first day of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

Hindu devotees wearing protective masks against COVID-19 arrive to pray at a cordoned off "pandal" on the first day of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

A firefighter sanitises the premises of a closed "pandal", on the first day of the Durga Puja festival, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

A firefighter sanitises the premises of a closed "pandal", on the first day of the Durga Puja festival, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

A notice hangs outside a closed "pandal", on the first day of the Durga Puja festival, amidst the spread of COVID-19 in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

A notice hangs outside a closed "pandal", on the first day of the Durga Puja festival, amidst the spread of COVID-19 in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Oct 22, 2020 06:23 pm
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