Source: The New Indian Express
Dehradun: “The Kovid-19 Super Spreader is not suitable for the Haridwar Kumbh Mela,” a security officer at the Kumbh Mela said.
Of the total RT-PCR assays, only 0.2% confirmed Covid-19 infection. Only about 5% of the police personnel tested have been diagnosed with the infection, so the Kovid-19 is a super spreader.
The Kumbh Mela officially started on August 01, when the IG Sanjay Gunjal spoke on the issue. Gunjal said that if the Kovid-19 Kovid data were scientifically analyzed in Haridwar district till January 1-April 30, it would be inappropriate to call Kumbhamela as a super spreader.
According to the information provided by senior officials, RT-PCR tests were conducted from April 1 to April 30.91. Of these, 1,945 cases were confirmed by infection.
Of the 16,000 police personnel assigned to Kumbh Mela, only 88 have been diagnosed with Kovid-19 infection. Another concern is that these crews were dealing directly with the crowd, although officials said they were too few.