Thousands attend Hindu festival amid Covid surge

Thousands attend Hindu festival amid Covid surge

Thousands attend Hindu festival amid Covid surge varanasi in the northern state of uttar pradesh thousands of pilgrims throng the ganges riverbanks to take part in the magmala festival they believe bathing in these sacred waters will wash away their sins nobody is following the guidelines announcements are being made to urge people to wear masks what can the government do the mistake is on our part that we should be following the rules but nobody is following the rules nobody is ready to listen to the rules
at the ganga sagar festival in west bengal officials try to enforce covert restrictions pilgrims have to show their vaccine certificates along with an rt pcr test report taken two days before arrival but most here believe god will save them from coved three million people are expected here doctors asked the state high court to stop the festival fearing it would become a super spreader event but that was rejected they’re worried because last april there was a record rise in coronavirus cases after the government of uttar khan state in the north allowed the massive kumela festival to go ahead the indian prime minister narendra modi says the festival show india’s vibrant cultural diversity meanwhile coronavirus cases are predicted to peak next week in new delhi and mumbai as the country battles with the highest number of cases since may last year.

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