Speaking to media persons in Malappuram during his campaign trail on Thursday, the Chief Minister said there is no problem in Sabarimala now.
The direction to produce a negative certificate (test done 48 hours before reaching Nilakkal) will come into effect on December 27.
This special delivery service launched across the country on November 6 has found nearly 11,000 takers, including 112 in Karnataka.
Each day, only 1,000 pilgrims, who have booked through the virtual queue system, would be allowed to offer prayers.
Vishva Hindu Parishad state general secretary V R Rajasekharan, Hindu Aikya Vedi state vice-president K Haridas spoke at the event.
The Lord Ayyappa temple here will be closed on Wednesday, marking the conclusion of the five-day monthly poojas of Thulam.
The temple, which opened for the monthly puja on Friday evening, will allow pilgrims to offer prayers till October 21.
COVID negative certificate obtained within 48 hours of Darshan will be mandatory for registration.
The commandant of the Kerala Armed Police (KAP) Fifth Battalion K Radhakrishnan has been appointed as the Police Special Officer to oversee security
Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran said the government will examine the recommendations of the panel in detail. The cabinet which meets on Wednesday will take a decision, he said.
The board said filing a review petition against the top court verdict right now has no relevance.
With the protest intensifying, Pathanamthitta district administration has imposed Section 144 at Sannidhanam, Pamba, Nilakkal and Ilavunkal.
Justice Malhotra, who was the lone dissenter, said it is not for the judiciary to decide which faith-related practices are to be struck down except in issues of social evils like 'Sati'.
The only judge who dissented on the five-judge constitution bench was Justice Indu Malhotra, who says that issues raised have serious implications for all religions.
Prohibition on women is due to non-religious reasons and it is a grim shadow of discrimination going on for centuries, says apex court.