Coronavirus: Niranjani Akhara announces end of Maha-Kumbh on 17 April due to rising outbreak of Corona

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Haridwar: Given the rising outbreak of Corona, Niranjani Akhara has decided to conclude Kumbh. Given the increasing outbreak of Corona, the secretary of Niranjani Akhara, Ravindra Puri Maharaj has decided to end the Kumbh. Ravindra Puri said that after the third Shahi Snan, many sadhus and saints are seeing signs of a cold. Given this, we have decided to end the Kumbh on 17 April. He said that this decision is our personal decision, not the Akhara Council.

1701 people infected corona in five days

In the ongoing Kumbh Mela (Haridwar Mahakumbh 2021) in Haridwar, 1701 people have been found coronavirus infected in the last 5 days. This corona investigation was carried out between 10 and 14 April. In such a situation, it is feared that people returning from the Mahakumbh may have an upsurge in corona cases in the country.

2 lakh 36 thousand 751 people investigated

Chief Medical Officer of Haridwar, Shambhu Kumar Jha said that 2 lakh 36 thousand 751 people were corona examined in the last five days by the health workers. Of these, 1701 people have been confirmed to be infected with Coronavirus. He said that this number includes data from both RT-PCR and rapid antigen testing carried out in the entire fair area from Haridwar to Devprayag in five days.

More than 2 thousand can be infected

He told that the results of the RT-PCR investigation are yet to come. In such a situation, in the Kumbh Mela area, the number of infected persons is expected to cross 2 thousand. Haridwar Mahakumbh 2021 is running on the 670-hectare area of ​​Haridwar, Tehri and Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. Most of the 48.51 lakh devotees were seen wearing masks in the two royal baths held on Monday on Somvati Amavasya, on Wednesday on the festival of Aries Sankranti and Baisakhi.

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