Sabarimala temple in Kerala which remained closed to devotees for months due to Covid-19 related restrictions will be reopening its doors from July 16.
Devotees will be allowed to enter the temple from the next morning. Officials have already been instructed to enforce appropriate Covid-19 protocols n the temple premises.
The devotees will have to strictly adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols which includes the use of masks, sanitisers and proper social distancing in accordance with the safety guidance issued by the central and state governments.
Earlier, the officials said that devotees of the Sabarimala temple will be asked to provide a COVID-19 vaccination certificate of both doses or a negative RT-PCR report issued within 48 hours.
In addition, the devotees will need to book their slot on the online booking system and no more than 5,000 devotees will be allowed to enter the Sabarimala temple.
The Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala was closed for devotees in May this year due to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
While, 13,750 new COVID-19 cases and 130 deaths were recorded in Kerala on Friday and there are 1,21,944 people currently under treatment of the virus in the state.