Swami Avdheshanand, Chief of Juna Akhada, Calls Off Kumbh Celebrations After PM Modi’s Appeal

Coronavirus News Live Updates: As health infrastructure across India tried to cope with the Covid surge, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said, “We are working to ramp up the production of vaccines. There is no shortage of vaccines in India.”

India on Saturday saw yet another record high of Covid-19 cases in 24 hours with 2,34,692 fresh Covid cases and 1,341 deaths. Active cases in India are now at 16,79,740. The total number of cases stand at 1,45,26,609, total recoveries are at 1,26,71,220 and the total death toll is 1,75,649. Ten states including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan have reported 79.32% of the new cases.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Kumbh Mela should now just be made symbolic given the Covid-19 situation in the country. As Kumbh was cut short, it was learnt that the BMC will likely quarantine pilgrims.

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