Kumbha mela in Haridwar begins; state issues new guidelines


The largest mela, Kumbha Mela has officially begin in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar. The event is the largest religious and peaceful gatherings in the world. Devotees come here from all over the country and world.

But this time India is seeing a significant rise in the number of COVID-19 positive cases. For this, a number of guidelines have come up by the event authorities.

Kumbh Mela 2021: Increase Number Of Daily COVID Testing To At Least 50K  Persons Per Day: Uttarakhand High Court Directs Govt.

So, the state has made it essential for visitors from 12 states to carry COVID negative test reports. Also, those visiting Haridwar must also carry their RT-PCR negative report. The major dates this time are April 12, 14, 27 for Kumbha. It might attract a lot of visitors.

According to ANI, the authorities have also set up COVID test kiosks at the state borders. Moreover, visitors from 12 states are mandated to carry COVID test report as well. These include Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab. Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan. Also, the test should be 72 hours before their arrival in Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat stated,

“People coming from these state, as well as residents of Uttarakhand, shall strictly follow the norms of safety and social distancing as per the guidelines of the ministry of home affairs.”

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