The RJD chief has been lodged in RIMS Director’s bungalow since August 5 in the wake of increasing COVID-19 cases in Jharkhand.
Police and other officials deployed diverted the pilgrims to different ghats to avoid crowding at a particular ghat, especially those in Kurnool city and Mantralayam areas.
From Bengal, in the pre-COVID-19 time at least 9,000 pilgrims used to go on the Haj pilgrimage annually, he said.
Char Dham Yatra for Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri was not opened till July for pilgrims across the country.
The RJD chief, who is currently admitted to RIMS for over 2 years, has become the ‘longest admitted patient at RIMS.
Palaniswami assured Modi that the State government would follow all the prescribed Covid-19 protocols to ensure the safety of the pilgrims while sending them from Chennai.
The district, which on Sunday saw a spike of just 37 cases, has reported only three Covid-19 deaths in the last 10 days, according to officials.
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that December 10 is the last date for submitting applications for Haj pilgrimage 2021.
District collector P Bhaskar, on his recent visit to the hospital, registered himself as the first patient after the new system was launched.
The 72-year-old RJD chief was lodged in a Ranchi jail but was shifted to RIMS on August 29, 2018, looking at his deteriorating health conditions.
The minister, who underwent a COVID-19 test after he complained of cold, cough and breathing problems, was found to be positive on Monday
According to police, Tej Pratap has been charged with entering and leaving the state without informing the authorities.
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS)-Ongole, a district Covid-19 hospital, has received 100 ventilators from the Central government.
Fear of Covid-19 led to the man fleeing the hospital on the morning of August 12.
Two Covid-19 patients, a woman and her son, tried to escape from the Covid-19 ward at RIMS Hospital in Adilabad on Wednesday.