COVID-19 scare: Haridwar border sealed following ban on 'Kanwar Yatra'

The Haridwar district administration has sealed its borders with neighbouring states following a ban on the annual 'Kanwar Yatra' of devotees of Lord Shiva in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every year during the month of Sawan, lakhs of Lord Shiva devotees visit Haridwar to fetch holy water from the Ganges. To check the spread of the novel coronavirus, the government has barred religious gatherings.

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