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Fact check: Did the government say Kumbh Mela is becoming a super-spreader event

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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.

Fact check: Did the government say Kumbh Mela is becoming a super-spreader event

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.

Kumbh Mela 2021: COVID-19 SOPs, guidelines; All you need to knowKumbh Mela 2021: COVID-19 SOPs, guidelines; All you need to know

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.

Fact Check

Claim

Govt said Kumbh Mela is becoming a super-spreader even

Conclusion

Govt clarified that this information is incorrect

Rating

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