Fans visiting the famous Chintpurni and Shiv Bari temples in Himachal Pradesh’s Una district from outside the state no longer require a negative COVID-19 test report, an official stated on Wednesday. The statement comes a day after the Himachal Pradesh government chose to enable unlimited movement of people in the hill state.
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Shimla, Sep 16: Devotees checking out the well-known Chintpurni and Shiv Bari temples in Himachal Pradesh’s Una district from outside the state no longer require an unfavorable COVID-19 test report, an authorities stated on Wednesday. The statement comes a day after the Himachal Pradesh federal government decided to enable unlimited movement of people in the hill state.
Una Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar, in a video, said there would be no requirement of e-registration and an unfavorable COVID test report for paying obeisance at Chintpurni and other temples found in the district. Earlier while providing the standard operating procedure (SOP) on September 9 for visitors to Chintpurni temple in Amb tehsil from outside the state, the DC had stated that a negative “reverse transcription-polymerase domino effect (RT-PCR) test for COVID-19” would be a must.
Chintpurni temple and other religious locations in Himachal Pradesh were resumed from September 10 after they had actually been closed for the public on March 16 to inspect the spread of coronavirus. The DC stated interstate borders in Una district were entirely opened for motion of people without any e-pass or e-registration after getting standards from the state government.
Una district shares its border with Hoshiarpur and Rupnagar districts of Punjab. No one will be stopped at the border now, Kumar added.
At the very same time, he said healthy devotees should come to Una district for paying obeisance at Chintpurni and other temples. Recommending symptomatic people not to come for paying obeisance at Una temples, the DC stated they would be separated and evaluated for COVID-19
” If they checked favorable, they will be kept in seclusion centre till they again test negative for novel coronavirus,” he included. The DC stated that all kinds of offerings, consisting of prasad, coconut and flower would stay restricted in the temple.
Chintpurni temple is among the five Shakti Peeths located in the state. The other four are Jwalamukhi, Vajreshwari and Chamunda Devi in Kangra and Naina Devi in Bilaspur district.
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