TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Mar 21, 2021, 19:39 IST

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Sunday wrote to the Uttarakhand government and highlighted the need for stringent measures to control the spread of Covid-19 during the ongoing Kumbh Mela in the state.

A high level central team visited Uttarakhand on March 16 and 17 to review the preparedness and measures undertaken by the state for the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Haridwar.

The organisers have said more than 150 million visitors are expected, as many devotees believe bathing in the river during this period absolves people of sins and bring salvation from the cycle of life and death.