Shimla, September 5
Prasad choices won’t be allowed in spiritual locations which might be set to open for devotees in Himachal Pradesh on September 10, in response to pointers issued by the state authorities on Saturday.
Religious locations within the state had been closed for normal public on March 16 to include the unfold of novel coronavirus.
A day after the state cupboard determined to open locations of worship in HP, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday issued an ordinary working process (SOP) for a similar.
As per the three-page SOP issued by a senior authorities official, no bodily choices like prasad, distribution or sprinkling of holy water shall be allowed contained in the spiritual place.
The SOP mentioned touching of statues, idols and holy books may even not be allowed.
Preferably, separate entry and exit for devotees shall be organized whereas sustaining bodily distance of minimal six ft always, it added.
The SOP additional said that particular markings could also be made with adequate distance to handle the queue and guarantee bodily distancing within the premises.
The devotees will put on masks and wash their arms and ft with cleaning soap and water earlier than getting into the spiritual locations, it added.
Shoes and different footwear ought to be ideally taken off inside their very own autos, it added.
Frequent cleansing and disinfection ought to be maintained by the administration of spiritual locations, it mentioned, whereas including that the flooring ought to significantly be cleaned a number of instances within the premises.
The SOP additional said that in case of a suspect or confirmed case within the premises, the in poor health particular person ought to be remoted in a separate room from others until examination by a reliable physician. The premises shall be disinfected if the particular person is discovered optimistic for COVID-19, it added.
Langars at spiritual locations ought to comply with bodily distancing norms whereas getting ready and distributing it, the SOP added.
People who’re above 65 years, individuals with comorbidities, pregnant ladies and kids under 10 years are suggested to remain at residence, it added. PTI