Kumbh Mela

COVID-19: 13 test positive at hospital after doctor contracts virus from Kumbh Mela returnee

While everyone in the hospital in Bengaluru, including patients and staffers, has recovered, the incident has prompted it to open a 40-bed section for COVID-19 patients

published on : 12th May 2021

Kumbh ends: 70 lakh participated in 'scaled down' mela held amid virus surge

Held over three months in normal circumstances, the Kumbh Mela this time formally begun as late as April 1 due to concerns over COVID-19.

published on : 30th April 2021

Mahakumbh impact? Uttarakhand active Covid caseload jumped 1,800% in 25 days

Government spokesman and minister Subodh Uniyal said complacency and arrival of tourists were to be blamed for the surge.

published on : 27th April 2021

Ex-Nepal king Gyanendra Shah and family test positive for COVID after visiting Kumbh, hospitalised

The 73-year-old former King and 70-year-old former Queen were diagnosed with the disease on April 20.

published on : 24th April 2021

COVID-19: SC should've intervened during poll rallies, Kumbh Mela, says Sena

The party's remarks come after the apex court's order asking the Centre for a national plan on oxygen supply and vaccination amid the pandemic.

published on : 24th April 2021

65 healthcare personnel deployed on Kumbh duty test positive for COVID-19

A total of 751 healthcare personnel -- 336 doctors and 415 nurses and paramedics -- had been deployed in the Kumbh Mela area after being vaccinated.

published on : 23rd April 2021

Father attended Kumbh Mela but can't say he caught Covid-19 there: Shravan Rathod's son

Composer Shravan Rathod was admitted to SL Raheja hospital in a 'critical' condition after testing positive for COVID-19 and passed away on April 22.

published on : 23rd April 2021

'Char Dham Yatra cannot be allowed to turn into another Kumbh': HC frowns as Uttarakhand yet to prepare SoP

Issuing a number of directions on Tuesday while hearing a PIL regarding Covid situation in the state, the court asked the government to issue guidelines for the Yatra scheduled to start on May 14.

published on : 22nd April 2021

'NSA Doval didn't write letter lauding Kumbh Mela conduct': Modi government

In the letter addressed to the Uttarakhand Chief Secretary, Doval compliments him 'in handling the situation during Kumbh Mela'.

published on : 21st April 2021

Puri braces for Kumbh pilgrims’ return  

Puri district reported 219 new Covid cases on Monday but the steady arrival of Kumbh Mela returnees has put the administration on the tenterhooks.

published on : 20th April 2021

After Kumbh, all eyes are on Char Dham yatra as Uttarakhand government ramps up COVID-19 measures

A cautious Uttarakhand government has made negative RT-PCR test reports mandatory, among other guidelines.

published on : 20th April 2021

As a Hindu I feel the Kumbh Mela shouldn't have taken place: Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam on Sunday reacted to the Kumbh Mela being made symbolic for this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

published on : 18th April 2021

Mandatory 14-day quarantine for Delhi residents returning from Kumbh Mela

The ongoing Kumbh Mela has been at the centre of controversy amid fears that it could be a superspreader event with lakhs of devotees attending the event amid the COVID-19 second wave.

published on : 18th April 2021

Influential akhada ends pilgrimage after PM Modi calls for end of event in view of surging Covid cases

Remaining part of Mahakumbh to be held in symbolic manner

published on : 18th April 2021

Compulsory RT-PCR for Kumbh Mela returnees as COVID-19 second wave sweeps Odisha

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) PK Jena has shared the list of persons, who had registered with the Uttarakhand government to participate in the event, with all officials.

published on : 18th April 2021
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