The Uttarakhand authorities on Thursday suspended the ‘Char Dham Yatra’ within the wake of rising Covid-19 instances throughout the state. “Conducting the yatra amid the raging pandemic shouldn’t be doable. Solely clergymen of the 4 temples at Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri will carry out rituals and puja,” Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat stated whereas asserting the choice.
This comes after Uttarakhand recorded the very best single-day spike of 6,054 Covid-19 instances on Wednesday, taking the cumulative tally to 1,68,616, whereas 108 deaths pushed the toll to 2,417. There are 45,383 energetic Covid-19 instances within the state, whereas 1,17,221 have recovered, a state well being division bulletin.
Talking about measures which are being taken to comprise the pandemic, Rawat added, “We’re conducting as many checks as doable. I want to urge individuals to all the time put on masks each time they step out.”
When requested relating to the demise price that has spiked in the previous few weeks, he stated, “We’re surrounded by Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh from the place vital sufferers usually journey to Uttarakhand for remedy. As such, it turns into tough for us to save lots of them. Therefore, individuals ought to get examined as quickly as they really feel any signs in order to keep away from severities.”
The nation has additionally been witnessing an unprecedented rise in coronavirus instances, recording 3.79 lakh new Covid-19 instances within the final 24 hours, its sharpest spike for the reason that starting pandemic. With this the full caseload rose to 1.eight crore. In the meantime, with 3,645 deaths, the demise toll surged to 2.04 lakh.