Massive crowds join religious ceremony in India despite a spike in coronavirus cases

Massive crowds gathered at India’s northern city of Haridwar to join the Kumbh Mela religious festival on Wednesday (April 14) despite an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases. The Kumbh Mela is a Hindu pilgrimage that is held every 12 years at sacred places, or river-ford sites, along the Ganges river. This year the Indian government is expecting a total of 100 million people to take part in the festival.