India’s big pot festival still 25,000 people in the water bathing together believers: the Ganges will bless

India’s Kumbh Mela, known as “the world’s largest religious festival,” was launched on January 14 this year, defying the Wuhan pneumonia (new coronavirus disease, COVID-19) epidemic, with millions of people said to have attended that day. Even though the epidemic has recently gotten out of hand in India, the last Kumbh Mela was held in Haridwar, Uttarakhand on the 27th of this month, and 25,000 people joined in bathing in the Ganges River without observing the epidemic prevention regulations. “.

Comprehensive foreign media reports, India’s 12-yearly Hindu event of the Great Pot Festival, although January 14 as usual, but still affected by the epidemic, the follow-up celebration was postponed to April, originally decided to hold three and a half months of time was also reduced to one month; the first day of this month again, still attracting millions of believers to participate, did not comply with the mask, maintain social distance and other epidemic prevention regulations, the group gathered to bathe in the Ganges River, the outside world are of the view that The festival is one of the main reasons for the collapse of the epidemic in India this time.

The last big pot festival celebration was held in the holy city of Haldevar in northern India on the 27th of this month, despite the fact that India has exceeded 300,000 new confirmed cases in a single day, the lack of medical resources, everywhere there are tragic images of burning bodies on the street, but there are still believers “not in fear”, still crowded people, do not comply with the rules of epidemic prevention, together with bathing in the water of the Ganges River The local officials said on the evening of 27th, as of 5pm that day, 25,000 people participated. It is reported that the Grand Pot Festival celebration will only really end on the 30th.

According to the latest official data released by India’s Ministry of Health today (29), 379,257 new cases were confirmed and 3,645 people died in the past 24 hours, a new record number of confirmed cases and deaths in a single day. The cumulative number of confirmed cases is now 18.38 million and the number of deaths is 204,832, but the actual figures are likely to be higher.