Shopping malls, restaurants and religious places are gearing up to reopen from Monday after over two months.
New Delhi: More than two months after the nationwide lockdown was put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus, people on Monday thronged temples across India as the government allowed reopening of religious places and malls from today.
As per ministry of health guidelines, touching of idols/holy books, choir/singing groups are not allowed.
Delhi: People gather at Jhandewalan Temple to offer prayers; government has allowed reopening of religious places from today. pic.twitter.com/waSMg4XHme— ANI (@ANI) June 8, 2020
With the nation seeing rising cases of coronavirus, the devotees were seen wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath offered prayers at the Gorakhnath Temple on Monday.
Yogi Adityanath reached the Gorakhnath Math early on Monday morning to offer prayers as the temple opened for the first time in over two months since the nationwide lockdown shut down all religious places.
Gorakhpur: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offers prayers at Gorakhnath Temple.— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 8, 2020
Government has allowed re-opening of places of worship from today. pic.twitter.com/tugUioZ59h
He had reached Gorakhpur on Sunday to inspect the local government hospitals.
Shopping malls and restaurants too are gearing up to reopen from Monday after over two months. This is part of the Narendra Modi-led government three-phased plan to gradually restart economic activities and reverse the countrywide lockdown enforced since March 25.
The government has already issued strict SOPs in this regard, which will be in place till the end of this month. However, the resumption of these services comes at a time when India has surpassed Spain to become the fifth worst pandemic hit country globally.
#WATCH Lucknow: Devotees offer prayers at Eidgah Mosque.— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 8, 2020
People are being screened before they enter the mosque, social distancing norms being followed as govt has allowed opening of places of worship from today with certain precautionary measures amid #COVID19 outbreak. pic.twitter.com/aug8tR7oWA
Last Updated 8, Jun 2020, 9:49 AM