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Amid rising COVID cases, UP govt urges attendees of Magh Mela 2022 to follow protocols

In view of the sudden resurgence of coronavirus infection in the state, the government of Uttar Pradesh has urged the devotees to stick to all the COVID protocols as they arrive in Prayagraj for the Magh Mela. Ahead of the first official bathing day on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, the health department has made all the pre-requisite arrangements, informed an official.

With people coming from all parts of the country, this 47-day long Magh Mela can turn into a super-spreader amidst the ongoing Omicron-led third wave in India, fear experts.

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41 districts in Uttar Pradesh declared COVID free

UP seems to be on a path to recovery, with 41 districts reported as COVID-free. Reportedly, none of the 75 districts in the state have recorded daily COVID cases in double-digits lately, suggesting a downward trajectory of this viral disease in the state. Owing to proactive initiatives like the aggressive 'Trace, Test & Treat', the state's positivity rate has dropped down to 0% in the last week, as per the official data.

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UP to conduct a 15-day targeted COVID sampling drive to check the spread ahead of Holi

Keeping an eye on the spread of the COVID virus, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided that it will conduct a 15-day targeted sampling drive from March 13 to 27. As per the statements given by the Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary of Health, the prime objective of this sampling schedule will be to spot COVID positive people from amongst the migrant workers and visitors from other states.

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