India: More Than 184,000 Cases Report On Third Day Of Kumbh Mela

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

14th Apr, 2021. 09:54 pm
India: More Than 184,000 Cases Report On Third Day Of Kumbh Mela

On the third day of the Kumbh Mela, a religious festival in India, a record 184,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported.

Crowds of Hindu pilgrims gather for the religious festival in different parts of the country, despite coronavirus restrictions and a lack of artificial oxygen.

According to the reports, according to the data of the Indian Ministry of Health, in the last 24 hours, 184,372 cases were reported in the country, after which the total number of people infected with coronavirus in India is 1396574.

At the same time, after the death of 1,027 people in the last 24 hours, the total number of deaths due to coronavirus in India has risen to 172,085.

However, despite the daily increase in cases of coronavirus, thousands of Hindu pilgrims are present to take a dip in the Ganges on the third day of the Kumbh Mela.

Inspector-General of Police Sanjay Ganjial, who was present at the Kumbh Mela, said that by Wednesday morning, 650,000 people had bathed in the Ganges.

“People are being fined for violating social distance at the wharf, but it is very difficult to find people at the main wharf because there is so much crowd,” he said.

According to an eyewitness, there was very little evidence of social distance or wearing a mask at the Kumbh Mela.

According to government statistics, more than a thousand cases have been reported in Haridwar district in the last two days.

Due to the record increase in daily cases since April 2, India is currently the most affected country in the world by the pandemic, while the government’s failure to control mobility and social media has been blamed for the spread.

Maharashtra, India’s richest state, which is the epicentre of the second wave in the country, will face stricter restrictions from today in an effort to stem the spread of the pandemic.

On the other hand, patients are being sent back from private hospitals, which has increased the pressure on government centres.

In the western state of Gujarat, local media showed large queues of ambulances outside the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital, some of the patients being treated while others awaited their turn.

Hospital sources said on condition of anonymity that they were not allowed to speak in public

There are long queues in front of hospitals because private hospitals are short of oxygen and they are sending patients to government hospitals.

 

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