COVID casts shadow over Raksha Bandhan celebrations in Jaipur

Jaipur (Rajasthan), Aug 21 (ANI): With Raksha Bandhan round the corner, markets in Jaipur have been witnessing lesser footfall of customers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. People are unable to celebrate the festival in a grand manner due to various restrictions in place in the wake of the disease. Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on August 22 this year. "Prices of rakhis have gone up by 30-40% this time. Chinese rakhis are not available in the market which is also one of the reasons behind the price rise. COVID has impacted our business," says, a rakhi seller.

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