Ayodhya temple priest part of rituals next week tests positive for coronavirus

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The Priest who was part of rituals next week in Ayodhya Ram temple has tested positive for coronavirus, along with 16 cops on security duty.

Pradeep Das, the assistant to the chief priest said he has tested positive for coronavirus, NDTV reported. Adding that  the other four priests at the makeshift temple, including chief priest Satyendra Das, have all tested negative for the virus. Another 12 people who are in close proximity to the priests have also tested negative.

The policemen who tested positive were engaged in security duties at the Ram Janmabhoomi complex, the temple trust said. While four of them were on permanent duty inside the complex, the rest took turns sometimes.

The programme will go ahead as planned, maintaining all the safety rules for coronavirus, the Trust said. Currently, Ayodhya has 375 active cases of coronavirus, Uttar Pradesh has 29,997 cases.

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