A resident of Haridwar, who had not given his sample, received a text message stating that his RT-PCR test had been done.
Mahakumbh, now Char Dham, why embarrass ourselves?, Uttarakhand HC slams govt's carelessness; CJ questions Centre's 'callous attitude'
The court also questioned the centre over diversion of Oxygen from Uttarakhand to other states without fulfilling the state's demand.
Government spokesman and minister Subodh Uniyal said complacency and arrival of tourists were to be blamed for the surge.
The absconders had visited the Kumbh from different parts of the country and were admitted to the hospital after testing positive.
As per the instructions by the additional chief secretary (ACS-Home) Rajesh Rajoura, the orders in this respect will be executed with immediate effect.
Complete lockdown needed in Mumbai, Kumbh returnees will distribute 'corona prasad': Mayor Kishori Pednekar
The Mumbai Mayor stated that 95 per cent Mumbaikars adhere to COVID-19 norms, but it is the remaining five per cent that is creating problems for others.
The PM took to Twitter to share that he has spoken to Mahamadaleshwar of Juna Akhada, Swami Avdheshanand and requested that the mega event be kept symbolic from now onwards.
Total 2,402 new Covid cases were reported in Uttarakhand on Friday taking the total active cases count in the state to 13,546.
The final decision will be taken by Akhada Parishad soon, said Ravindra Puri Maharaj, secretary of the Niranjani Akhada.
Kumbh Mela IG Sanjay Gunjyal said, "We are unlikely to take strict action due to the huge gathering. A stampede-like situation can occur if we try to apply force."
The mela administration claimed that approximately 17.31 lakh devotees had taken the holy dip in the Ganga till 10 am.
The letter to state chiefs of both outfits explained the challenges of managing crowd and traffic during the mela and requested help in the form of volunteers.
'Help us': Uttarakhand police seeks assistance from Congress Sewa Dal, RSS to manage Mahakumbh crowd
The letter was written to state chiefs of the two groups citing crowd menace and traffic management among other issues and requesting deployment of volunteers.
The Uttarakhand High Court earlier this week had asked the state government to ensure at least 50,000 samples are tested per day in Haridwar district during the ongoing pilgrim event.
The state government has vaccinated around 40% of people who are 60 years or above. Every step is being taken to ensure check Covid spread, said Amit Negi, State Health Secretary.