No Plan To Shut, Says Tirupati Temple As Priests, Staff Test Covid +ve

Tirupati: Fourteen clergymen have been amongst 140 temple workers who examined optimistic

New Delhi:

Folks can proceed to go to the well-known Tirumala Tirupati Balaji temple, the highest official of the temple’s board has mentioned amid an argument over clergymen and workers getting contaminated with the extremely contagious coronavirus.

The temple’s board determined to re-open it in mid-June, consistent with the centre’s “Unlock” plans to handhold the nation out of the pandemic in phases.

There are not any plans to cease public darshan at Tirumala Tirupati Balaji temple, mentioned YV Subba Reddy, chairperson of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Board.

Fourteen clergymen have been amongst 140 temple workers who examined optimistic for coronavirus, which is understood to unfold sooner in crowded locations, therefore the necessity for social distancing, in line with the authorities.

Seventy have recovered, Mr Reddy mentioned, including most of those that bought contaminated with coronavirus are from the Andhra Pradesh Police who have been working with temple.

“Solely considered one of them is having extreme signs,” the TTD chairperson mentioned.

“We have now no plan to shut Tirumala temple. Senior clergymen is not going to be placed on obligation. Clergymen and workers have requested separate lodging,” Mr Reddy mentioned, including a separate facility for making meals for the staff can be arrange.

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