Port Blair, Nov. 17: The District Administration has decided to impose restriction on celebration of Chhath Puja this year in South Andaman District in view of the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

In this regard, the District Administration South Andaman has decided that public celebrations near water bodies to offer prayers or taking bath will not be permitted as it would create chances for spreading of COVID-19 infection.

Keeping in view of the existing circumstances, the Dy. Commissioner, South Andaman has appealed to all devotees to adhere the instruction issued by the District Administration.