Thousands of Hindus take holy dip in India, defying COVID surge
Al Jazeera, 14 Jan 2022
Driven by the Omicron variant, the number of new COVID-19 infections in India rose to more than 260,000 in the past 24 hours.
However, despite surging cases, hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims gathered for a religious festival.
There are fears the gathering could be a so-called "super-spreader" event.
Al Jazeera's @Pavni Mittal reports from New Delhi, India.
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