Large crowds of individuals, squeezed shoulder-to-shoulder with a number of defaulting on carrying masks, have been seen celebrating Ugadi in visuals from Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, at a time when the nation is grappling with the lethal second wave of the pandemic.
It has been a convention in Kurnoool district’s Kairuppala village to type groups and throw cow dung desserts at one another through the Ugadi celebrations. The normal customized, nevertheless, appeared harmful amid the raging pandemic because the densely packed crowd violated all norms of social distancing through the occasion.
Ugadi is the primary day of New 12 months for Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
One other occasion noticed tons of of individuals gathered for a three-day celebration that included processions of bulls perambulating Chowdeshwari temple in Kallur village of the identical district. The celebration, meant for agricultural prosperity, additionally witnessed processions by dressed-up donkeys.
An enormous wheel and several other different pleasure rides have been additionally seen a couple of metres away from the temple with a crowd of individuals round them, most with out masks.
These occasions come at a time when over 5,000 COVID-19 instances have been reported in Andhra Pradesh within the final 24 hours with 626 instances from Kurnool alone – second highest within the state after Chittoor which recorded 835 instances.
Chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy had cancelled a pre-election public assembly in Chittoor forward of the Tirupati Lok Sabha bypoll on April 17 because of spiraling instances within the district.
This additionally got here on the day when the state managed to create a document on the vaccination entrance with 6,28,961 vaccines on Wednesday, as a part of the Teeka Utsav. The Chief Minister had instructed the Prime Minister that the state would obtain 6 lakh vaccines through the Utsav however with vaccines briefly provide, that might not occur within the first three days, however was pulled off on April 14.