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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to devotees to keep a key Hindu festival symbolic as the country reported more than 200,000 new COVID-19 infections for the third straight day.

India reported 234,692 COVID-19 infections over the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to nearly 14.5 million, second only to the United States. Deaths in the country from COVID-19 rose by 1,341 to 175,649.

Criticism has mounted over the Indian government’s handling of the health crisis, as religious festivals and election rallies continue amid increasing reports of shortage of hospital beds, oxygen cylinders and vaccination doses.

After hundreds of thousands of ascetics and devout Hindus gathered for several days along the banks of the Ganges in a northern state for a religious festival Kumbh Mela, Modi on Saturday called for restraint, saying on Twitter the festival should now be kept “symbolic”.

Responding to Modi’s appeal, one of religious leader Swami Avdheshanand urged devotees to not gather in large numbers. Devout Hindus believe bathing in the holy Ganges absolves people of sins, and during the Kumbh Mela, it brings salvation from the cycle of life and death. Experts have warned about the spread of

more contagious variants of the disease,

with especially during large-scale gathering for religious festivals and political rallies.

On Saturday, Modi was scheduled to hold two election rallies in eastern state of West Bengal where state elections are ongoing. In recent weeks, such rallies have attracted thousands of people, few of whom follow COVID-19 safety protocols.

“Stop spreader rallies,”

the Times of India said in an editorial on Saturday, adding: “Business as usual is an unaffordable luxury until this virus is conclusively tamed.”

After imposing one of the world’s strictest lockdowns for nearly three months last year, India’s government relaxed almost all curbs by the beginning of 2021, although many regions have now introduced localised restrictions.

“This is Narendra Modi’s biggest crisis yet.

It is bigger than any security threat, external or internal, or even the economic attrition of 2020,” prominent editor and political commentator Shekhar Gupta wrote in a column on Saturday.

Source: Reuters

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  1. Take the example of the Indian VAX disaster ! The daily cases are 3,00,000 ,an increase of 30 times in 45 days ,AFTER STARTING THE VAX,

    Y ?

    The GOI CLAIMS that 100 million Indians,over the age of 55,have been VAXED – but are these humans CREATING THE ANTIBODIES to stop THEIR INFECTION ? Is the VAX having the impact and how long will it last – EVEN for the CURRENT mutations !

    No one knows how many of the VAXED Indians have been INFECTED post VAX ! An ex- Indian PM who was vaxed 2wice is INFECTED.IT IS CERTAIN THAT PEOPLE BEYOND AN AGE AND/OR WITH MORBIDTIES ARE NOT GENERATING ANTIBODIES.

    None of the Indians beyond the age of 55 who were VAXED had an RTPCR or Antigen test – to see IF THEY WERE INFECTED OR HAD THE ANTIBODIES – so that those INFECTED could have their families tested for COVID and VAXED.

    The 300,000 daily cases are being infected AT LEAST IN PART by the VAXED 100 Million – which proves beyond doubt that EVEN THOSE with VAX antibodies,are SHEDDING THE VURUS and infecting the UNVAXED.

    70% of the daily cases are LESS THAN 45 Years – which means that the HUMANS whose NATURAL ANTIBODY FUNCTION should work – has failed ! No other nation in the world has this statistical disaster.There is NO dount that the VAX will FAIL on this populace.

    Meanwhile,India has LIMITED VAX capacity – and imported VAXES will not work !

    The Indian Numbers are BOGUS – it is safe to say that the daily cases are at least 6-700,00 and if the next 100 million VAXES takes 60 days,then taking a growth of 5 % a day ,you will have AT LEAST 60 Million new cases.By the time of the 3 rd leg of the 100 million VAXES, the case load will EXCEED THE VAXED Population !

    DISASTER !

    It is BETTER for the GOI to disclose the ACTUAL DAILY CASE LOAD AND DEATHS.PANIC IN INDIANS WILL “AT LEAST” MAKE THE INDIANS TAKE THE VAX – WHICH IS THE ONLY INDIAN PLAN !

    AND THAT PLAN WILL ALSO FAIL AS THE VAX WILL ALSO FAIL.

    COVID HAS HAD 15 MONTHS IN 1,3 BILLION INDIANS TO MUTATE – AND THOSE MUTATIONS ARE “NOT FACTORED” IN THE VAX.IN REALITY,THE VAX HAS NO HOPE ! dindooohindoo

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