A policeman secures an area in Jammu, India, at the base camp of the pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave. Photo: AP A policeman secures an area in Jammu, India, at the base camp of the pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave. Photo: AP
A policeman secures an area in Jammu, India, at the base camp of the pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave. Photo: AP

India allows Kashmir pilgrimage to go ahead despite Covid-19 risks

  • Public health experts are concerned about the potential spread of the disease in a region with overstretched medical facilities and more than 9,000 cases
  • They say there is still a risk of transmission, even though the authorities have limited the duration of visits to the Amarnath cave and the number of people allowed

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A policeman secures an area in Jammu, India, at the base camp of the pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave. Photo: AP A policeman secures an area in Jammu, India, at the base camp of the pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave. Photo: AP
A policeman secures an area in Jammu, India, at the base camp of the pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave. Photo: AP
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