efe-epaNew Delhi

India held Diwali celebrations on Saturday with houses and streets decorated with lights and candles although festivities had to be restrained due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Indian authorities fear that family visits and traditional pre-holiday shopping, with the crowded markets that that entails, could fuel a new wave of Covid-19 in a country that already has 8.7 million cases.EFE-EPA

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