Delhi’s Akshardham Temple has been reopened for devotees from Tuesday (in the present day onwards) after remaining closed for over 200 days because of the coronavirus pandemic, with particular precautionary measures towards the virus in place. Over 700 devotees visited the temple on Tuesday as in comparison with a mean each day footfall of hundreds earlier than the pandemic, mentioned temple spokesperson Harish Patel.
Religious locations within the metropolis had began reopening within the second week of June below relaxations introduced by the central authorities below Unlockdown 2.0, however Akshardham Temple determined to attend additional for the state of affairs to enhance.
“We were concerned about health of the people as cases of coronavirus were being reported from all parts of the city. Now, the situation is improving and quite under control,” Patel mentioned.
Akshardham Temple was closed on March 22 to examine the unfold of the virus, he mentioned. The devotees queued up from the night as entry to the temple began at 5 PM. Wearing of face cowl was obligatory for entry and those that didn’t have masks or anything to cowl their mouth and nostril have been offered face cowl by the temple administration.
Patel mentioned intensive preparations have been undertaken to make sure security of individuals from COVID-19 an infection.
“Every square foot of the temple including places visited by devotees is being sanitised at an interval of half-an-hour. Also, the temple premises will be thoroughly sanitised before closure at 8.30 PM,” he mentioned.
With individuals visiting many elements of the temple, sanitiser dispensers have been stored at shut distances. Hand wash factors have been additionally readied so that individuals can clear fingers. At entry level, individuals have been allowed in after thermal screening, he mentioned.
For sustaining social distancing, flooring markings have been completed with a niche of six toes on the sanctum sanctorum and different well-liked spots within the temple advanced, he added.