Amidst the rise of corona virus cases in country, in a 23-second clip that went viral all over the internet seen 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 on April 14.
In a matter of concern none of the participants is seen neither wearing face masks or following social distancing norms. Huge crowds of people, squeezed shoulder-to-shoulder were seen celebrating Ugadi- the first day of New Year for Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
It has been a tradition in Kurnoool district's Kairuppala village to form teams and throw cow dung cakes at each other during the Ugadi celebrations, but due to the rising corona virus cases this seems a matter of concern.
Another event saw hundreds of people congregated for a three-day celebration that included processions of bulls at Chowdeshwari temple in Kallur village of the same district. The celebration, meant for agricultural prosperity, also witnessed processions by dressed-up donkeys.
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh recorded over 5,000 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 626 cases from Kurnool alone - second highest in the state after Chittoor which recorded 835 cases.
Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy had cancelled a pre-election public meeting in Chittoor ahead of the Tirupati Lok Sabha bypoll on April 17 due to spiralling cases in the district.