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
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.
Government spokesman and minister Subodh Uniyal said complacency and arrival of tourists were to be blamed for the surge.
The 73-year-old former King and 70-year-old former Queen were diagnosed with the disease on April 20.
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.
A total of 751 healthcare personnel -- 336 doctors and 415 nurses and paramedics -- had been deployed in the Kumbh Mela area after being vaccinated.
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.
'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.
In the letter addressed to the Uttarakhand Chief Secretary, Doval compliments him 'in handling the situation during Kumbh Mela'.
Puri district reported 219 new Covid cases on Monday but the steady arrival of Kumbh Mela returnees has put the administration on the tenterhooks.
A cautious Uttarakhand government has made negative RT-PCR test reports mandatory, among other guidelines.
Sonu Nigam on Sunday reacted to the Kumbh Mela being made symbolic for this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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Remaining part of Mahakumbh to be held in symbolic manner
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.