A man walks past large numbers for the upcoming year 2022, as part of Christmas and New Year decorations at Vorobyovy Hills observation point in Moscow on 15 December 2021.

The government has urged people to celebrate Christmas Day and 31st night on the eve of New Year on a limited scale due to the Covid-19 pandemic, reports UNB.

The home ministry issued a notice in this regard on 14 December. All religious and social programmes are being arranged on a limited scale worldwide due to the pandemic, and the religious festivals of Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists were celebrated in Bangladesh on a limited scale maintaining health guidelines, said the notice.

It will be logical to celebrate Christmas and the 31st night on a limited scale and strictly maintain health guidelines instead of holding meetings, rallies and any kind of religious, social and cultural programmes.

It also asked the law enforcement agencies to strengthen security ahead of the events.