99% ‘Kumbh returnees’ from Madhya Pradesh test COVID positive

Bhopal: As India continues to fight against the second wave of COVID, another shocking case has been reported from Madhya Pradesh where 99 per cent of Kumbh returnees from Haridwar has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Amid fears that the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Haridwar could be a super-spreader of COVID, out of 61 returnees, at least 60 pilgrims have tested positive for the virus.

According to a report by Times Now, not all these returnees are from Kumbh Mela and the number may vary, as far as the total tally is concerned. He also adds that it is quite difficult to find if these people have returned from Kumbh.

The Kumbh Mela, which is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world drew flak as many Kumbh returnees tested positive for the virus in various states of the country, thus increasing the caseload. In the wake of rising COVID cases, many states mandated the COVID test or quarantine for the returnees from Kumbh.

In Delhi, a 14-day mandatory quarantine was ordered for the Kumbh returnees. The government also warned of strict action against those returnees who withhold information about their travels.

Gujarat, among other states, had made the RT-PCR test mandatory for those returning from Kumbh as devotees could be seen violating social distancing norms as well.

The cases are spiraling at an alarming rate in Madhya Pradesh as the state saw 12,379 new COVID cases, 102 deaths yesterday.


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