Hundreds of Hindus hold a cow urine drinking party in the belief it has the medicinal properties to fight off coronavirus
Hundreds of Hindu worshippers in India hosted a cow urine drinking party on Saturday in the belief that it will ward off cornavirus.
There is not yet a vaccine available for the virus, which is sweeping across the world and has so far infected more than 140,000 people, with more than 5,000 deaths.
But a group called the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (All India Hindu Union) hosted the urine-drinking 'party' on Saturday in Delhi, the country's capital, in the hope of shielding themselves.
一个名为Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha(全印度印度教联盟)的组织周六在印度首都德里举办了喝尿“派对”，希望能强身健体。
It was attended by around 200 people and organisers hoped to host similar events elsewhere in India, which has seen 84 cases, with two deaths.
'We have been drinking cow urine for 21 years, we also take bath in cow dung,' said Om Prakash, a person who attended the party.
'We have never felt the need to consume English medicine.'
Chakrapani Maharaj, the chief of the All India Hindu Union, posed for photographs as he placed a spoon filled with cow urine near the face of a caricature of the coronavirus.
Photos also showed groups of men and women drinking the urine from paper and ceramic cups.
Leaders from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party have previously advocated the use of cow urine as medicine and a cure for cancer.
A leader from India's north eastern state of Assam told state lawmakers earlier this month during an assembly session that cow urine and cow dung can be used to treat the coronavirus.
Ten people who had the virus have recovered fully and the health ministry said that more than 4,000 people who had contact with the confirmed cases are under surveillance.
Yesterday, the start of the Indian Premier League, the world's most lucrative cricket competition, was postponed from March 29 until April 15 due to the pandemic.
The two-month Twenty20 competition is estimated to generate more than $11billion (£8.7bn) for the Indian economy and involves cricket's top international stars like England's Ben Stokes, Australia's David Warner and India captain Virat Kohli.
Chinese mobile-maker Vivo paid $330million (£261m) to be the top sponsor for 2018-2022 for the league.
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Deneb, Cygnus, United States, 6 days ago
The ignorance runs rampant....quite scary actually.
Dogrescuer25, Chicago, United States, 6 days ago
LesPaul, Everywhere, United States, 6 days ago
Neat? Or on the rocks?
aul hand, Belfast, United Kingdom, 6 days ago
Right a Wrong, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 6 days ago
Yes that will work
Tayharvick029, Boston, United States, 6 days ago
Heading to the local farm now
Sammisin, Bp auckland, United Kingdom, 6 days ago
Whatever floats your boat
Opressed Blue Whale, aberdeen, United Kingdom, 6 days ago
I'm sure it will do wonders
Kal El_, London, United Kingdom, 6 days ago
200 people out of a billion, so nothing to do with religion or country, it's just a bunch of crazy people.
Katy.P, Southampton, United Kingdom, 6 days ago
A pint of cows urine shandy please!
Mic1975, Lisburn, United Kingdom, 6 days ago
Some people still live in the dark ages
bri sloan, Manchester , United Kingdom, 6 days ago
That's nothing you should try the lager in my local.
Jennifer195sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 6 days ago
Yet another prime example of pure ignorance just like China. How can people in 2020 be so uneducated?
salad cream, HORSHAM, United Kingdom, 6 days ago
Trust some sort of "social crisis" to bring out all the crazies.
Laughing1000, London, United Kingdom, 6 days ago
New cross-species virus right here...
Small Resistor, Romsey, United Kingdom, 6 days ago
My mind reels with images of people collecting the stuff....
Viewforth Fox, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 6 days ago
It's quite scary that people think like this and the sort of behaviour that may have helped to get us in this mess in the first place.
transformer46, Brighouse, United Kingdom, 6 days ago
Adeliza20, Mumbai, India, 6 days ago
Stop judging an entire nation based on 200 people. We are following WHO guidelines as everyone else
Mr TeeTee, Leeds, United Kingdom, 6 days ago
People drink urine everyday (Alcohol).
KindnessMattersMost, FairGo, Australia, 6 days ago
Good luck with that.
timelessdw, plymouth, United Kingdom, 6 days ago
Or not. I'd rather catch coronavirus
Capt Wilson, Brighton, United Kingdom, 6 days ago
Before being shocked keep in mind that Western peoples use horse urine in a number of medications. Have done for years
Capt Wilson, Brighton, United Kingdom
I lived in India for 15 years in different regions, (You cant label India and its peoples as one country) It is noticeable that peoples from all regions generally have much stronger immune systems than peoples from western or so called developed countries. As crazy as it sounds they could be right in doing this type of thing to boost immune systems, whereas the immunity of Western peoples is at an all time dangerous low due to over sanitised living and food conditions.
seorehs, Richmond , United States
I have been taking Echinacea since 1989 and I have not ever had a flu shot or a cold
Anywhere US, Happy town, United States, 6 days ago
Lord Devonshire, Torquay, United Kingdom, 6 days ago
Go for it!
grumpy mood, Perth, Australia, 6 days ago
I can't believe people can be so naive and fall for this.
MyBrainDumping, Whereami, Åland Islands, 6 days ago
They are trying to make Corona Beer.