Delhi sees rise in COVID-19 cases, govt postpones event on life of Dr BR Ambedkar

New Delhi: The Delhi government has on Sunday postponed the event on the life of Dr BR Ambedkar that was scheduled on January 5 till an undefined date. The decision was taken amid the rise in COVID-19 cases and emerge in Omicron variant of the virus. 

The event on the life of Dr BR Ambedkar was scheduled to be organized at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the national capital.

Taking to Twitter, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “Delhi government had planned a grand show on the life of Babasaheb Ambedkar from January 5, in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. However, this show is being postponed in light of rising COVID cases. We shall announce a new date as soon as the situation improves.”

The Delhi government had planned musical plays on the life of Dr BR Ambedkar. A total of 50 shows were planned from January 5, 2022.

Delhi, on Saturday, reported 249 COVID-19 which was the highest single-day spike since June 13. 

As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the national capital, so far, has reported 79 cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus. 

first published:Dec. 26, 2021, 6:25 p.m.

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