Sabarimala temple in Kerala to re-open for devotees for monthly rituals from today. The temple has been opened for five days from July 17 to July 21. According to officials, devotees will be allowed to enter the Sabarimala temple only on production of a certificate of taking both doses of the vaccine or a negative RT-PCR report issued within 48 hours.
The entry of devotees into the temple was closed during the lockdown
The famous Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala and several other major temples in May this year in view of the lockdown imposed after the increase in Kovid-19 cases. were closed for devotees. In an order issued by the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which manages over 1,200 temples in the state, devotees were not allowed to visit the temple premises during the lockdown period. However the daily rituals continued.
More than 15 thousand people have died due to corona in the state
It is worth noting that many cases of infection are still coming up in Kerala. On Friday, 13,750 new Kovid-19 cases and 130 deaths were reported in the state. With this, the total number of cases of infection increased to 31,30,833 and the death toll from the virus to 15,155. Kerala Health Minister Veena George said that the test positivity rate stood at 10.55 percent.