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Coronavirus: Kerala’s Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple priest tests COVID-19 positive, darshan stopped till Oct 15

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram has been closed for devotees till October 15 after chief priest of the temple and 11 others tested positive for COVID-19

Coronavirus Keralas Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple priest tests COVID-19 positive darshan stopped till Oct 15-snj
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Thiruvananthapuram, First Published Oct 9, 2020, 1:22 PM IST
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Thiruvananthapuram: Twelve including temple priest at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple tested positive for coronavirus. Regarding this, the administrative committee has decided to temporarily stop allowing devotees to have darshan at the temple till October 15.

According to reports, the authorities decided to conduct the puja at the temple with a smaller number of employees to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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According to reports, the decision to close the temple for devotees was also taken in view of the 10-day Alpashi festival scheduled from October 15 at the temple. The festival is likely to be held symbolically and the chief priest will take a final call on the matter.

On October 8, active coronavirus cases in Kerala has risen more than two-fold over the last two weeks, to 92,246. Eight of the 10 districts with the worst spikes in infections in the last week are in Kerala.

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