Amid the pandemic, the central government has issued a new guideline regarding the upcoming Haridwar Kumbh Mela to be held in March-April.
According to the guidelines issued by the central government, all the devotees coming to the Mahakumbh must be compulsorily registered. Along with this, it will also be necessary to bring Corona Negative Medical Certificate. The guideline urge pregnant women, people above 65 years of age, children below 10 years and people suffering from serious illnesses to not attend event.
What guidelines say?
- Those attending the Kumbh Mela will have to follow the guidelines issued by the WHO, Central Government and the State Government.
- Everyone must wear a mask.
- Spitting has been banned.
- Every devotee have to follow a distance of 6 feet.
- Visit the website regularly to attend the Kumbh Mela.
- Always keep the emergency number with you.
- All the guidelines of the Fair Organizing Committee have to be followed.
- There is a complete ban on the use of plastic in the event premises.
- Wherever there is a need to punish for littering.
The Uttarakhand High Court sought a report on health preparations like ventilator, ICU and number of hospital beds for Haridwar Kumbh Mela to be held in the midst of Corona pandemic. A division bench of Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Manoj Kumar Tiwari was hearing the petitions stating that the segregated lodging centers and corona care centers in the state are in a bad condition.
The bench directed the Haridwar District Judge to submit a report on the upcoming Haridwar Kumbh to be held in March-April by 21 February regarding the ventilator, ICU, hospital beds, equipment, staff capacity etc. in the district.
Earlier, the High Court had directed the Health Secretary, the fair organizer and the District Magistrate to prepare guidelines and submit a report after holding a meeting.