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Religious, political gatherings led to COVID resurgence in India: WHO

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Rashi Bisaria | May 13, 2021

Religious, political congregations led to COVID-19 resurgence in India, says WHO

The World Health Organisation has said a recent risk assessment of the situation in India found that "resurgence and acceleration" of COVID-19 transmission in the country had several potential contributing factors, including "several religious and political mass gathering events which increased social mixing". The WHO update also said that "the prevalence of several VOCs including B.1.1.7 and B.1.612 sublineages increased concurrent to the surge in COVID-19 cases reported in India."

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