In the northern cities of India where the large-scale religious celebration of the Kumbh Mela is held, more than 1,000 people have been diagnosed with the covid-19 disease in the past 48 hours.
Thousands of people had flocked to the banks of the Ganges in the northern city of Haridwar to participate in the morning prayers of the Kumbh Mela.
The Kumbh Mela is known as the world’s one of the largest religious celebrations. On Monday (12th), a large number of Hindus bathed in the Ganges River to cleanse the sins of the past.
The Indian authorities have forced all believers who enter the area to be tested for Covid-19 first. But there are still many believers who gather by the river without wearing masks.
Agence France-Presse reported that Indian authorities said on Wednesday (14th) that of the 50,000 samples collected in Haridwar, more than 1,000 people have been diagnosed in the past 48 hours.
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