Preparations are being made for the Bhoomi Pujan for the Ram temple in Ayodhya. But it is also a fact that this event is going to take place at a time when the whole world including India is facing an epidemic like Covid-19. Ayodhya is also not untouched by this epidemic. Even a priest of the temple complex and some security-related people got infected by the virus.
At the same time, the administration says that due to the testing being more than before, the increase in positive cases is natural. The chief priest of Ramlala, Acharya Satyendra Das, says that the possibility of corona being spread in the temple premises is wrong.
In Covid Testing, 15 people were found infected in and around the Ramjanmabhoomi complex. There are one assistant priest inside the complex and four people associated with the police-LIU (Local Intelligence Unit). The remaining 10 infected policemen were stationed outside the premises.
For the past few days, the number of corona positive patients in Ayodhya has been increasing. According to the Ayodhya district administration, there is nothing like being nervous about increasing the number of patients. Actually, due to the sensitivity of Ayodhya, testing is being done here more than before, due to this it is natural for corona positive patients to be detected.
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Especially in view of the possibility of the presence of the Prime Minister in the program of August 5, testing has been increased in the city under the security protocol. Ayodhya District Collector Anuj Kumar Jha says that the increase in the number of Corona positive people is the result of more testing. Tests of people are being done by setting up camps in many places.
Statistics show that till last week, there were about 600 tests being conducted daily in Ayodhya, but for the last three days, about 2,000 tests are being done in the district every day.
Due to increasing testing in Ayodhya, many untreated cases are coming out. Let us know that along with all the policemen deployed for security in the Ram temple premises, all the priests and employees of the campus have also been tested corona. Test positives of 5 people came inside the campus. All of them were tested for rapid antigen. RT-PCR tests are being done for confirmation. As a precaution, all people have been sent to the home quarantine.
The test of Pradeep Das, the priest of the temple, also came positive. He says that he is not satisfied with the test. Priest Pradeep Das said, ‘Many people, including myself, were found positive with the Corona virus in and around the Ram Janmabhoomi complex. Those who had a cold are also being said to be positive. Our investigation should be repeated. I do not fully remember the names of those who have been found positive by corona virus. The list has been made, all the names will be written in it. All the policemen are except me. In which there is also a female inspector. A lot of people have been investigated.
The test of Acharya Satyendra Das, the chief priest of the Ram Janmabhoomi complex, has come negative. However, the administration has also told them to stay in home quarantine for 3 days as a precaution. This has been done because the test result of Assistant Priest Pradeep Das has come positive.
Acharya Satyendra Das said in a conversation with Aaj Tak, ‘See everyone has been investigated in the Ram Janmabhoomi campus. The number of priests, the number of employees, the rest who are living in the Manas Bhavan, living in the premises have all been investigated. Some people (Corona) have happened, but whether they are police or security personnel, they are different. But the people belonging to our temple are not infected. No such positive case of any kind has been found. And only those who have been investigated are found to be negative. Therefore, people who suspect that the corona virus has spread in the campus is wrong.
The meeting of top officials of Uttar Pradesh was held in Ayodhya on Friday. In this, along with the Chief Secretary, Home Secretary, Director General of Police (DGP), all the top officers of the zone and the district were involved. Along with Ayodhya’s security arrangements, the Covid protocol was also discussed in the meeting.
It is believed that the government will give special permission for the Bhoomi Poojan program of Ayodhya. By doing this, the leaders who fall in the category of senior citizens will also be able to join the Bhoomi Poojan program with social distancing. The state government says that the Covid protocol is being completely followed in Ayodhya.