The police are unable to implement the Covid rules here at the Kumbh Mela .There are big crowds near the river banks who wish to take a holy dip on the occasion, throwing social distancing for a toss.
When the Government is bothered about the second wave of Corona, the pilgrims coming for the Holy bath are not wearing masks and not following any social distance norms.
There are no screening tests and no proper sanitisation is being done here near banks of the rivers.
Such a thing is being witnessed in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar, where people have gathered for the second royal bath of the Kumbh early today.
The police said that it is very difficult for them to ensure social distancing or issue challans.”We are continuously appealing to people to follow Covid appropriate behaviour.
But due to the huge crowd, it is practically not possible to issue challans today. It is very difficult to ensure social distancing at ghats,” said Police, Haridwar Kumbh Mela.
This comes when the country is trying to combat and control the spread of the second wave of Covid-19 that took the case tally to over 13 million.
The Inspector-general warned that the enforcement of social distancing at ghats may lead to a stampede-like situation.