India: Thousands take holy dip in Ganges amid COVID fears

Hundreds of hundreds of Indian pilgrims started flooding an island within the Ganges on Thursday for an enormous spiritual competition as circumstances of Covid-19 unfold throughout the nation.

Authorities stated they anticipated as much as three million folks, together with ascetics smeared with ash and sporting dreadlocks, to take a ritual tub within the holy river on Friday, the spotlight of the annual Gangasagar Mela.

A equally colossal spiritual competition, the Kumbh Mela, which the Hindu nationalist authorities refused to ban final April, has been blamed partially for a devastating spike in circumstances which have killed 200,000 folks, in line with official counts, although some specialists worry the actual toll is a number of occasions increased.


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