Gehlot to Reopen all Religious Places in Rajasthan

The Rajasthan government has announced reopening of all the religious places in the state for the public from September 7, after almost a five-month shut down due to the corona virus.

“All religious places in the state, that were closed for common devotees in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic will reopen from September 7. All precautionary measures to ensure safety against the disease will be followed mandatorily,” the government announced in an official statement on Wednesday.

Eklingji Temple, Rajasthan
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After a discussion on the COVID-19 situation in the state chaired by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, the meeting reached the verdict of reopening all religious places. Social distancing norms will be mandatory, and all religious places will be sanitized from time to time, the statement revealed.

The Chief Minister has advised all the officials to ensure that the health protocols are being followed correctly. The local police has been briefed with necessary instructions regarding crowd-control, to avoid overcrowding at any of the religious places. The statement read that District Collectors and Superintendents of police will be conducting daily inspections to regulate all the given safety measures.