As many as 67 healthcare staff have examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus in Uttarakhand. In response to the main points, the circumstances are unfold throughout Dehradun, Tehri, Haridwar, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar districts, Dr. SK Gupta, Director of State Medical and Well being Division stated. The event comes amid the continuing Kumbh Mela within the state, which witnessed a sea of devotees taking a holy dip, many principally with out masks with no correct social distancing.
In the meantime, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, immediately stated the continuing Kumbh in Haridwar ought to now have symbolic participation as a result of COVID-19 disaster.
Modi tweeted that he spoke to Swami Avdheshanand Giri of Juna Akhara over the phone and enquired in regards to the well being of saints, a lot of whom have contracted the an infection, and likewise conveyed his appreciation for his or her cooperation with the native administration.
The continuing Kumbh, which has seen folks from completely different elements of the nation attending the auspicious occasion in giant numbers, has drawn flak from varied quarters because the variety of COVID-19 circumstances has zoomed at a fast tempo up to now few weeks.
The occasion has additionally reported the coronavirus circumstances in giant numbers.
The continuing Kumbh has already been shortened this 12 months to only one month from April 1 to 30 as a result of pandemic.
In regular circumstances, the occasion, which comes as soon as in 12 years, is held from mid-January to April.