Devotees Flock To Triveni Sangam Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic On Kartik Purnima; See

Thousands of devotees gather at Triveni Sangam on the occasion of Kartik Purnima. This occasion is observed on 30th November and is part of the auspicious month of the Hindu calendar.

Simren Rodrigues

November 30, 2020

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Kartik Purnima is observed on 30th November and is celebrated as a festival of lights of God. Purnima is usually celebrated on the full moon day. It falls on the auspicious Kartika month of the Hindu lunar calendar. On the occasion of Kartik Purnima, thousands of devotees gathered at Triveni Sangam in Prayagraj amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. Take a look at the news video below.

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On 30th November 2020, Triveni Sangam witnessed a huge number of devotees who gathered to pay their respects on the occasion of Kartik Purnima. From young to old, devotees flocked to Prayagraj in huge numbers. Apart from offering their prayers, most of the devotees also took a holy dip in the river Ganga to mark the celebration. However, it was observed that the guidelines issued due to the coronavirus pandemic were not followed as most people were seen without a mask and no social distancing was maintained. Another factor that could cause a serious threat is that hundreds of people were seen taking a dip in the same river.

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Regarding the COVID-19 situation in India, it is reported that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to hold a virtual meeting on Friday, December 4. The main issue of the meeting will be to discuss the current COVID-19 situation of the country. The floor leaders of all parties in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are likely to join the meeting. Currently, India’s total tally includes 94.31 lakh cases that include 4.46 lakh active infections and 443 deaths. According to a report, states such as Maharashtra, Delhi and Kerala are responsible for the high number of cases in the country.

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However, according to a news portal, Delhi has witnessed a significant drop in the COVID-19 infection rates over the last few days. The city has freed up hospital beds to the extent that more than 55 per cent beds are now available for use. The Delhi Government has also capped the price of RT-PCR tests by private facilities. When a person visits the facility the price is fixed at Rs 800 while it costs Rs 1,200 when the test is conducted at home.

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