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Inquiry into 'fake Covid tests' at India's Kumbh Mela

17/06/2021 06:43 PM | Click to read full article

Police in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand has registered a case against three private labs for filing fake Covid reports. Media reports say fake names, mobile numbers and addresses were used in more than 100,000 tests during the Kumbh festival in April.

The private labs were hired by the state to screen visitors for Covid. Uttarakhand was criticised for holding the festival, which attracted millions of people, during the pandemic.