Amid the spiraling Covid crises in the country a big crowd of people squeezing shoulder-to-shoulder with several without masks were seen celerating Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool district.
In Ugadi celebration people form teams to throw cakes of cow dung at each other and it has been an old tradition in the Kairuppala village of Kurnool district. But celebrating this festival when the country is struggling with the deadly second wave of the coronavirus seemed very dangerous as those who participated were not even following covid appropriate behaviour — wearing of masks and social distancing.
Ugadi marks the first day of the New year in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.
Apart from this Ugadi the village also saw another three day celebration that included processions of bulls perambulating the Chowdeshwari temple in the village. This celebration was meant for the prosperity of the agriculture.
Several people without masks were also seen surrounding other joy rides that were there outside the temple.
Andhra Pradesh has recorded over 5,000 covid cases in last 24 hours with 626 only from the Kurnool district.