Over 4,000 invited for Red Fort I-Day occasion: Defence Ministry


New Delhi, August 14

Over 4,000 folks, together with diplomats, officers and media personnel have been invited for the Independence Day ceremony on the Red Fort and it was being organised sustaining a steadiness between the dignity of the occasion and factoring in COVID-19 protocols, the Defence Ministry stated Friday.

It stated the seating association has been made below the tenet of “Do Gaz ki Doori” (sustaining distance of two yards) between any two company.

It stated members of the guard of honour had been below quarantine.

“With an eye on safety, the NCC (National Cadet Corps) cadets have been invited to witness the event (instead of young school children) and they will be seated at Gyanpath,” it famous.

All invitees had been requested to put on masks, it stated, including that an ample variety of masks had been being stored useful for distribution at numerous factors of venue.

“Similarly, the availability of hand sanitizers at pre-defined locations has been done. Display boards are placed discreetly to attract the attention of invitees,” the Ministry stated.

In order to facilitate folks’s seamless motion and to keep away from crowding, seating enclosures and walkways had been laid with wood floors and carpeting, it stated.

Additional door body steel detectors with adequately spaced markings have been offered to keep away from queuing and to make sure easy passage for all of the invitees, it talked about.

“Most of the parking areas have been brick-lined and paved in order to ensure smooth entry and exit of vehicles to the maximum feasible extent,” it stated.

Thermal screening in any respect entry factors for the invitees has been deliberate, it talked about.

It stated an intensive sanitisation of the premises inside and out of doors the Red Fort was being carried out frequently.

The Ministry stated the participation was solely by invitation and those that didn’t have formal invitations ought to “refrain from coming to the venue”.

“About 4000 plus invites have been issued to officials, diplomats, members of public, media etc,” it added.

Ceremonial drills, it stated, had additionally factored in due social distancing norms in addition to different precautionary measures.

The Ministry stated: “Adequate medical booths at four locations, one near the Rampart, one in Madhavdas Park and two in 15 August Park have been set up to cater to any attendee who is detected having any symptoms related to COVID-19 during entry.”

Ambulances would even be stationed at these 4 places, it added.

“India’s COVID-19 caseload surpassed 24 lakh on Friday after 64,553 more people tested positive and the recoveries rose to over 17 lakh,” the Health Ministry stated.

With 17,51,555 folks defeating the illness, the restoration charge has surged to 71.17 per cent.

The caseload elevated to 24,61,190 whereas the dying toll climbed to 48,040 with 1,007 folks succumbing to the illness in 24 hours, the Ministry information up to date at eight am confirmed. PTI



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