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Uttarakhand govt cancels Char Dham yatra amid the Covid-19 crisis

Apr 29, 2021 14:27 IST | By Editorji News Desk

The Uttarakhand government on Thursday suspended Char Dham yatra for this year amid a massive surge in Covid-19 cases. Only priests of the four temples will perform rituals and puja," Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat said.

The four pilgrimage sites are Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri in Uttarakhand.

The yatra was scheduled to begin on May 14 this year.

Uttarakhand had recorded the highest single-day spike of 6,054 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the tally to 1,68,616, while 108 deaths pushed the toll to 2,417. 

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