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PM Narendra Modi reviews Covid situation in Varanasi, focusses on ‘test, track and treat’

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Varanasi Varanasi Metropolis in Uttar Pradesh, India

Akshaya Tritiya observed in the country, several devotees take holy dip in the Ganga | Oneindia News [Video]

Akshaya Tritiya observed in the country, several devotees take holy dip in the Ganga | Oneindia News

‘Akshaya Tritiya’ is being observed in the country on May 14. Several devotees arrived at a ghat in Varanasi despite COVID restrictions and took a holy dip in river Ganga. Devotees and priests also performed ‘puja’ and other rituals there. ‘Akshaya Tritiya’ is an annual Hindu and Jain festival that signifies prosperity. #AkshayaTritiya #Covid19 #Ganga

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Locals neglect COVID SOPs at Varanasi's vegetable market [Video]

Locals neglect COVID SOPs at Varanasi's vegetable market

Lockdown extended in UP due to surge in COVID cases. However, locals paid no heed to it at a fruit and vegetable market in Varanasi. A huge crowd with no social distancing was seen at the market and with no fear of COVID; they went to buy fruits and vegetables. Lockdown has been extended till May 17 in UP.

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Steady flow of bodies come to makeshift crematorium in India [Video]

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CNN’s Clarissa Ward reports from Varanasi, India, where makeshift crematoriums are needed to handle the amount of bodies from the coronavirus spreading across the country.

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UP begins vaccinating 18-44 age group in 7 districts with high positivity rate [Video]

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UP govt started the first phase of vaccination for 18-44 age group in seven districts. CM Yogi Adityanath launching the programme from Avantibai Hospital in Lucknow. He said people above 18 years are being vaccinated for free with priority in seven districts. These districts include Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Bareilly, Kanpur and Meerut. The districts have reported high Covid positivity rates and have high active caseload. At least 85 centres have been dedicated to people above the age of 18 years. So far, over 1.23 crore vaccine doses have been administered to people in the state.

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