Devotees continue to visit shrines in Kashmir despite a drastic rise in the COVID-19 cases. Last Saturday, clerics and staff of Makdhoom Sahib shrine tested positive for the infection. All congregational prayers at Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid and a few other mosques have been suspended, citing rising COVID-19 cases.
Story by Aleena Mir with Umer Asif. Edited by Asif Hamid.
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