Central issued guidelines and (SOPs) for Kumbh Mela pilgrimage festival in Haridwar

The central government has issued standard operating protocols (SOPs) and guidelines for the ongoing Kumbh Mela pilgrimage festival at Uttarakhand’s Haridwar and has also directed the authorities to impose heavy penalties on people not adhering to COVID-19 protocols. The Centre stressed on reducing the duration of ”Maha Kumbh Mela” which is being held in Haridwar since January 15.According to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, all devotees interested in attending the ‘Kumbh Mela’ should register with the Uttarakhand government and obtain a compulsory COVID-19 negative medical certificate from the community health centre, district hospital, or the medical college in their state.


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