Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted Christmas greetings this morning because the nation celebrated the competition amid restrictions in public locations as a result of pandemic.
“Christmas greetings to everybody! We recall the life and noble teachings of Jesus Christ, which positioned topmost emphasis on service, kindness and humility. Might everybody be wholesome and affluent. Might there be concord throughout,” PM Modi tweeted.
Christmas greetings to everybody! We recall the life and noble teachings of Jesus Christ, which positioned topmost emphasis on service, kindness and humility. Might everybody be wholesome and affluent. Might there be concord throughout.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 25, 2021
The rise of the Omicron variant heralded one other pandemic-tinged Christmas for billions internationally, with Santa’s arrival and longed-for household reunions overshadowed by the prospect of but extra COVID-19 restrictions.
Gatherings of 5 or extra won’t be allowed in Maharashtra between 9 pm and 6 am, the state authorities has stated. Haryana and Delhi have additionally tightened restrictions this Christmas, although Delhi has allowed locations of worship to stay open.
The brand new coronavirus pressure has additionally disrupted vacation journey, with monitoring web site Flightaware.com reporting greater than 2,300 flights had been cancelled all over the world as we speak, information company AFP reported.
Nonetheless, Christmas gatherings can be simpler than a 12 months in the past in lots of different locations all over the world.
Santa’s flight crew – together with reindeer Rudolph, whose “nostril shone pink and vibrant (however) made certain he had no COVID-19 signs earlier than taking off” – had additionally been given the all clear.
The joint US-Canadian command, NORAD, on a specialised web site supplied the general public the prospect to trace his sleigh because it flies across the globe.