Ayodhya: The coronavirus (COVID-19) infection has reached the Ram Temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya. The head priest of the Ram Lalla Temple, Pradeep Das, a disciple of Acharya Satendra Das has tested positive for the deadly virus. He was expected to attend the Ram Mandir groundbreaking ceremony on August 5.

He is an assistant priest in the Ram Lalla Temple in Ayodhya. Also, 16 police officers posted at Ram Janam Bhoomi have been infected by the virus. However, CDO Prathamesh Kumar denied the news of the priest and police officers getting infected.

Acharya Satendra Das is the head priest of the temple. Four other priests also stay with him.

Coronavirus infection increases problems before Bhoomi Poojan

The Bhoomi Poojan for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya is scheduled for August 5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the groundbreaking ceremony. Preparations are in full swing for the event. Now the coronavirus infection has increased the problems for the government and the administration.  

66 new COVID-19 cases in Ayodhya

Sixty-six new cases of COVID-19 infection have been reported in Ayodhya. According to sources, the head priest of the Ramlala Temple and 16 police officers are among them. The new patients are residents of New Jharkhandi Colony, Ram Nagar, RPF Post, Avadhpuri Colony, Surasar Colony, Laxmanpuri Colony, Kaushalpuri, Civil Line, Chowk, Police Line, Police Kotwali Nagar and Hanuma Nagari Defense Colony. The total infection count of the district has reached 1,041 while 657 patients have been cured.