'Super-spreader' erupts as devout Hindus throng Indian festival

'Super-spreader' erupts as devout Hindus throng Indian festival

Today·2021-04-14 20:01

HARIDWAR, India - Hundreds of thousands of ash-smeared ascetics and devout Hindus jostled to take a dip in the Ganges during a religious festival on Wednesday, hoping to wash away their sins, as India reported another record surge in coronavirus infections.

As huge crowds made their way towards the river on a special day of bathing during the weeks-long "Kumbh Mela" festival, health authorities had to pull back a COVID-19 testing crew.

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