Fact check: Did the government say Kumbh Mela is becoming a super-spreader event
New Delhi, Apr 07: A media outlet had reported that the Centre had said that the Kumbh Mela is becoming a super-spreader event.
The Central Government on Tuesday said that the ongoing Haridwar Kumbh Mela is becoming a super-spreader event and hoped tat its SOP is being implemented on the ground, the article further said.
The Ministry of Health has clarified that this news item is incorrect. In a tweet the ministry said that this news is incorrect and fake.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan in a press conference said the duration of the Kumbh Mela has already been curtailed from 3-4 months to one month this year. The Centre has issued a standard operating procedure (SOP) that details the practices that should be adopted at the Kumbh Mela.
Govt said Kumbh Mela is becoming a super-spreader even
Govt clarified that this information is incorrect