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


New Delhi: The Delhi government on Sunday postponed the program on the life of Dr BR Ambedkar on January 5 to an undetermined date. The decision was taken amid a rise in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of the Omicron version of the virus.

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

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Twitter, “Delhi government had planned a grand show on the life of Babasaheb Ambedkar at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium from January 5. However, the show is being postponed in the light of rising COVID cases. We Will announce the 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 cases, the highest single-day spike since June 13.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), 79 cases of the Omicron version of the coronavirus have been reported in the national capital so far.

First published:December 26, 2021, 6:25 pm

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