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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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Factories & tanneries on the banks of Ganga in Kanpur's Jajmau area to remain shut during Magh Mela

The Kanpur Administration has buckled up ahead of Magh Mela festivities in UP and has directed the UPPCB (Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board) to shut down all tanneries & factories situated on the banks of Ganga in Kanpur's Jajmau. The directive calls for the closure of all industrial set-ups situated on the river banks to prevent factory discharge in the water body. As per reports, the upcoming Magh Mela will be held in Prayagraj from January 14 next year.

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