Numaish Postponed To January 31
The 81st Numaish industrial exhibition will be held from January 31 instead of from January 1 due to the coronavirus, the Exhibition Society announced.
Hyderabad | 31st December 2020
The Telangana administration, which has been cracking down on public gatherings due to the potential health risks caused by such gatherings in the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, has now also postponed Hyderabad's famed Numaish, the All-India Industrial Exhibition held from January 1 to mid-February each year.
Health Minister Etala Rajender, who is also the President of the Exhibition Society, announced that following the resurgence of the spread of the disease, and the emergence of various new strains of the coronavirus, the mega-exhibition, traditionally launched on January 1 every year, would start only on January 31, this year.
"Though Numaish is usually scheduled to be held for 45 days, from January 1 to February 14, this year we are postponing the event to contain the possible spread of Covid-19 at the event. The Exhibition Society is committed to organising an event that complies with the Covid-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of the attendees. However, this will be a challenge as the event draws large crowds, making the implementation of social distancing norms an uphill task, and so we have decided to postpone the launch," he said.
The minister however reassured the people that the state government was fully prepared to tackle a second wave of Covid-19. He also said that the health officials of the state had trained 10,000 medical personnel to administer the Covid-19 vaccine, so that it could be given to the people of the state in a timely and organised fashion.
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