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COVID19 Outbreak: ISKCON temple in Vrindavan sealed after 22 people including priest tests positive ahead of Janmashtami

The officials has said that "Movement of people has been restricted and the temple has been sealed."

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Coronavirus scare: Ahead of Holi, Mathura Iskcon temple prohibits entry of foreign pilgrims

The ISKCON temple in Vrindavan has been sealed ahead of Janmashtami as 22 people including priest has tested positive for coronavirus.

The officials has said that “Movement of people has been restricted and the temple has been sealed.”

On the occasion of Lord Krishna’s birthday, Vrindavan’s Chandrovodaya Temple has reportedly planned a virtual tour of the city as visit to the temples have been banned due to Covid-19.

The main temples included in the virtual tour of the Vrindavan Dham are Vaishno Devi Temple, Vrindavan Chandroday Temple, Prem Mandir, ISKCON temple, The Krishna-Balaram Tree, Kaliya Dah ghat, Madan Mohan Temple, Banke Bihari Temple, Radha Damodar Dev Ji Temple, Nidhivan Temple, Radha Gopinath Temple, Chir Ghat and Yamuna river following in the city.

Devotees can undertake the virtual journey through Zoom app or via the YouTube channel.

Gokulashtami is a day dedicated to celebrating the birthday of Lord Krishna, who was born on ashtami (eighth) in the Krishna Paksha or the new moon phase of Bhadrapada (August-September).

The coronavirus pandemic, which has so far affected 22,15,075 people in India so far while 44,386 have succumbed to the novel infection, caused by SARS-CoV-2. The mortality rate in India stands at 2 per cent which is the lowest in the world while the active number of coronavirus cases is 6,34,945.

India’s COVID-19 recoveries have reached a “historic peak” with the recovery of 15,35,743 patients that was possible because of the policy of “testing aggressively, tracking comprehensively and treating efficiently”, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

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