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Gujarat: Around 500 women flock religious procession to 'eradicate' coronavirus; 23 held

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Ahmedabad, May 5 : Cocking a snook at COVID-19 norms, a large number of women turned up at a religious event organized in a village in Gujarat's Ahmedabad district to "eradicate coronavirus", police said on Wednesday, adding 23 people, including the village head, have been arrested.

Gujarat: Around 500 women flock religious procession to eradicate coronavirus; 23 held

A video of the incident, which occurred in Navapura village in Sanand taluka on May 3, showed around 500 women carrying water pots on their heads while walking towards a temple. The video grab also shows some men taking these pots to the top of the temple and emptying them.

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After the video went viral on Wednesday, Ahmedabad rural police said appropriate action had already been taken.

In view of the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Gujarat government has already banned all kinds of public gatherings in the state. As of Tuesday, Gujarat''s overall COVID-19 tally stood at 6,20,472 with 7,779 fatalities, the state health department had said.

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