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Priest at Andhra Pradesh's Sri Kalahasti shrine tests COVID-19 positive; reopening postponed

COVID-19 lockdown norms to allow entry of devotees from this weekend, have now been suspended till further orders

Published: 10th June 2020 12:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th June 2020 12:59 AM   |  A+A-

Sanitizing ambulance and stretcher in Tirupati

Representational Image. (Photo| Madhav K, EPS)

By PTI

TIRUPATI: A priest of the Sri Vaayulingeswra shrine at Sri Kalahasti, 40 km from here, on Tuesday tested positive for COVID-19, prompting temple authorities to postpone its reopening on June 12.

Executive Officer of the ancient Saivite shrine, C Chandrasekhar Reddy told PTI tonight that the ongoing arrangements being made at the temple complex, following easing of COVID-19 lockdown norms to allow entry of devotees from this weekend, have now been suspended till further orders from the Andhra Pradesh government.



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