Digital Desk: The Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2021, which was supposed to be held in Haryana from February 5 and 14 this year, has been postponed given the Covid-19 surge in the nation.
As per sources, the new dates for the KIYG will be decided after reviewing the coronavirus situation in India.
Last year, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar formed a committee to scrutinize the state’s forthcoming Khelo India Youth Games 2021. However, it has been delayed due to the pandemic.
According to Union Health, India has recorded 1,68,063 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,58,75,790, including 4,461 cases of the Omicron variant. The ministry updated this data on Tuesday.
The third wave has officially started in India and all across the globe. The new variant Omicron tends to spread faster than any other coronavirus variant.
The active cases climbed to 8,21,446, the highest in 208 days, while the death toll rose to 4,84,213 with 277 fresh fatalities.