Ugadi Celebrations In Kurnool Trends On Social Media As Hundreds Flout Covid-19 Norms Amid Spike In Cases

Festivals & Events Team Latestly|

At a time when India is seeing a sharp spike in Covid-19 cases, several videos of people flouting social distancing norms have surfaced on social media. A clip of people in Andhra Pradesh engaged in a local ritual of throwing cow dung at one another has raised serious concerns online. The video features hundreds gathered together at Andhra Pradesh’s Kairuppala village in Kurnool district to take part in the ‘Pidakal war’, an annual tradition that involved throwing cow dung at each other. None of the participants is seen wearing face masks or following social distancing norms. The video of the incident, which took place on April 14, has been widely circulated on social media. It has prompted worrisome reactions among netizens, especially when Andhra Pradesh recorded over 4,000 new Covid-19 cases. Watch the video to know more.

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