Preparations are in full swing for Christmas celebrations in the district. Various churches are being decorated for the festivities.
At St Antony Church in Suntikoppa, a Christmas crib has been arranged and the church has been decorated with lights and stars.
Precautionary measures are being taken following the tracing of a new strain of the Covid-19 in the UK.
The festivities are likely to be dampened as more restrictions have been imposed by the state government, including the night curfew, said the people.
They added that it is important to safeguard people's health and requested everyone to maintain social distancing, especially during the celebrations.
Owing to Covid-19 situation, 'Santa Claus' has not visited houses this year.