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Thousands in India gather for Magh Mela festival amid COVID surge – DW News

Jan 15, 2022

In northern India, tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims have gathered for a festival, despite a huge jump in COVID-19 infections.

The Magh Mela festival, which includes bathing in the Ganges river, is one of the holiest pilgrimages in the Hindu faither.

Last year’s festival was described as a COVID-19 ‘superspreader’ event.

How are pilgrims and the authorities dealing with the Omicron variant, which is driving massive case surges across India?

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