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Overcrowding of pilgrims observed in the temples of Uttarakhand

The state of Himachal Pradesh has also seen a major increase in the number of incoming tourists.

The second wave of Covid-19 created a major disruption in the lives of the people of India. After a significant decline in the number of Covid cases, people in India are traveling in huge numbers. With this, fear of the increased Covid-19 infections is also being predicted by the medical experts. The possible third wave could hit India during the festive season of Diwali and Dusshera as predicted by the medical experts.

Also, recently the number of tourists visiting popular tourist destinations has increased rapidly. In the state of Uttarakhand, the popular temples have seen a massive increase in the number of pilgrims. The famous ‘Char Dham Yatra’ is a pilgrimage to the 4 major temples in Uttarakhand. People from all over India visit these temples during the festive season.

There is a risk involved as far as the spreading of Covid-19 infection is concerned. The number of social gatherings is also expected to increase in the coming few weeks. The safety protocols are being observed as of now. But the fear of the possible third wave of Covid-19 is also there.

Major temples in the state of Himachal Pradesh are also seeing an increased influx of tourists and pilgrims. As per the administrative officials, the tourist numbers can increase up to 50% in the coming weeks.

The following report from ‘Outlook India’ describes in detail the possibility of the third wave of Covid.

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/india-news-famous-temples-see-massive-pilgrim-footfall-covid-fears-knock-at-himachal-doors/397217

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