Representational photo: Kumbh Mela, India.

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Political, Religious Gatherings Propelled COVID Spread In India: WHO

The WHO's epidemiological report has cited unrestricted religious and political gatherings as the reason behind the spread of more contagious coronavirus variant in India. Besides, it attributed "underuse and reduced adherence to public health and social measures" like wearing masks for the same. The WHO said India's share for COVID cases and deaths in South-East Asia is 95% and 93% respectively, while at global level it is 50% and 30%. 

Thu, 13 May 2021 - 11:25 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

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