In Ayodhya, priest tests positive for corona, head priests says he is worried
New Delhi : Only two days are left for the groundbreaking ceremony of laying the foundation stone for Ram temple and one more priest has tested positive for the coronavirus. 82-year-old head priest, Satyendra Das, told Hindustan Times while claiming that he is now worried.
"Of course it is worrying," he said, speaking to HT. "Prem Kumar Tiwari is part of the team that conducts the daily rituals here at the site."
Last week, another priest from the team was tested positive and all those who were in his contact were quarantined. Recently, a report had mentioned that the police officials at the Ram Temple security have also tested positive for coronavirus.
"We all stay in the same area in the mandir. I also have some other conditions and I’m not a young man," he said.
However, senior district officials played down the importance of today’s developments. “We have tested a large number of people and we are taking all precautions. I don’t think this event has any risks at all,” he said.
“We had all the major festivals- we’ve had Ram Navami celebrations in April, we’ve celebrated Eid, so why should we not be able to celebrate this,” said Prakash Sharma, who works with the trust.