Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Saturday (April 17) that people returning to the state after attending the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar will have to undergo RT-PCR test before entering their respective cities and villages.
Talking to reporters in Jamnagar, Rupani said, “Collectors of all districts in Gujarat implement a blockade (security check) to monitor the returns of the Kumbh Mela and prevent their entry into their hometown without going through an RT. Is directed to- PCR testing. “
This comes after the Madhya Pradesh government arrived on Saturday (17 April), directing all district collectors to separate those returning from the Kumbh Mela. Returners must inform the district collector of their arrival.
The Kumbh, to be held on April 30, has been criticized for the presence of a large number of devotees and the presence of devotees, especially at a time when the country is reeling under the pressure of the second wave of the virus. The religious program mentions a large number of devotees and saints who tested positive with the virus.
Meanwhile, Juna Akhada chief Swami Awadheshanand on Saturday (17 April) closed the Kumbh ceremony after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to him earlier, requesting that the Kumbh Mela should now be symbolic only.
Swami Awadheshanand Giri said, “The Kumbh Mela is now concluded for the Juna Arena.” He said that saving another person’s life is sacred.
“I prayed that two” royal baths “have taken place and that the Kumbh (participation) should now be kept symbolic. This will lead to the fight against this crisis, ”the PM tweeted in Hindi.
India reported 2,34,692 fresh infections on Saturday (17 April), the highest daily increase taking Kasleid to 1.45 crore, while 1,341 deaths have occurred in the last 24 hours.