Dehradun: Uttarakhand reported 200 new COVID-19 instances on Wednesday, a piece of them from Haridwar, which is within the last phases of preparations to host the Kumbh Mela from April 1.
While no fatality as a result of illness was reported in a day, the state is witnessing a surge in infections.
Haridwar reported the very best variety of 71 new instances, adopted by Dehradun with 63, Nainital 22, Udham Singh Nagar 14, eight every in Pauri, Rudraprayag and Tehri, 5 in Pithoragarh and one in Almora, a COVID-19 management room bulletin mentioned.
However, no contemporary instances had been detected in Bageshwar, Chamoli, Champawat and Uttarkashi districts.
It has been made obligatory for devotees gathering in Haridwar for Kumbh to furnish a adverse RT-PCR take a look at report not older than 72 hours.
Chief Secretary Om Prakash mentioned the Uttarakhand High Court has issued clear directives on this regard.
The excessive court docket has mandated a adverse RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours or a vaccination report for attending the Kumbh.
Soon after taking up as chief minister, Tirath Singh Rawat had mentioned it was not obligatory to convey a adverse RT-PCR take a look at report back to attend Kumbh. It is a non secular occasion that comes as soon as in 12 years and devotees can attend it freely, he had mentioned.
However, Rawat later ordered strict compliance with the rules issued by the Centre in view of COVID-19.