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In UP and Bengal, devotees flout Covid norms to take a dip in Ganga river on Makar Sankranti

Scroll | 14/01/2022 05:15 PM | Click to read full article

Thousands of devotees on Friday took a dip in the Ganga river in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh as a ritual of the Makar Sankranti festival even as the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic continued to rage in India.

In visuals from prominent Hindu pilgrim sites, Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh and the Sagar Island in West Bengal, devotees could be seen bathing in the river and crowding on its banks without adhering to Covid-19 norms like physical distancing and use of masks.