Crowded Gangasagar Mela As Bengal Tackles Over 30% Positivity Rate
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Crowded Gangasagar Mela As Bengal Tackles Over 30% Positivity Rate

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January 14, 2022

As Makar Sankranti celebrations commence, lakhs of devotees are seen taking part in the Gangasagar Mela in West Bengal's Sagar Island, even as Covid cases surge in the eastern state amid the country's third Omicron-driven wave, during which India's coronavirus cases have multiplied 30-fold within a month.


New Delhi, 14 January 2022

As per news report of NDTV, visuals depict hundreds of thousands -- many of whom were maskless -- taking a holy bath at the confluence of the Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, as well as playing festive music on the banks of the river, as lakhs of devotees from across the country arrived in the South 24 Parganas district to participate in the Hindu pilgrimage. The celebrations come at a time when Bengal, like much of the country, is struggling with exponentially mounting Covid cases. On Thursday, Bengal reported 23,467 fresh Covid cases in 24 hours, a jump of 1,312 infections from the previous day's daily cases.

Source - NDTV

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