Coronavirus outbreak: Advisory issued for pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi shrine
Jammu, Mar 15:
The Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) on Sunday issued an advisory asking
non-resident Indians and foreigners not to visit the temple for 28 days after
landing in India in the wake of the coronavirus threat.
It also advised
domestic pilgrims, having symptoms like cough, heavy fever and breathing
problems, to reschedule or postpone their visit to the holy shrine located atop
Trikuta hills in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The SMVDSB said
the precautionary measures are being taken to arrest the impact of coronavirus
in the shrine area.
preventive measure, an advisory has been issued to the NRIs and foreigners not
to visit the shrine for 28 days after landing in India as a precautionary
measure against coronavirus,” a spokesman of the SMVDSB said.
He said domestic
visitors having symptoms like cough, heavy fever and breathing problems are
also advised to reschedule or postpone their visit to the shrine.
advisories are also being issued on the multipurpose audio system throughout
the track from Katra to Bhawan for creating awareness about the coronavirus.
mandatory and complete thermal scanning of all the pilgrims at Tarakote,
Banganga and Helipad has been ensured,” the spokesman said.
Officer, SMVDSB, Ramesh Kumar said dedicated yatri help desks have been set up
at the railway station Katra, helipad, enquiry and reservation at Niharika
Complex wherein self declaration forms have been mandated for the pilgrims
visiting from the affected countries.
pilgrims from across the country and abroad visit the shrine daily.