Himachal authorities points SOP for spiritual locations set to open from September 10

Shimla, September 5

Prasad choices is not going to be allowed in spiritual locations which can 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 have been closed for basic public on March 16 to comprise 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 a regular 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 might be allowed contained in the spiritual place.

The SOP stated touching of statues, idols and holy books will even not be allowed.

Preferably, separate entry and exit for devotees might be organized whereas sustaining bodily distance of minimal six toes always, it added.

The SOP additional acknowledged that particular markings could also be made with enough distance to handle the queue and guarantee bodily distancing within the premises.

The devotees will put on masks and wash their palms and toes with cleaning soap and water earlier than coming into the spiritual locations, it added.

Shoes and different footwear must be ideally taken off inside their very own automobiles, it added.

Frequent cleansing and disinfection must be maintained by the administration of spiritual locations, it stated, whereas including that the flooring ought to significantly be cleaned a number of instances within the premises.

The SOP additional acknowledged that in case of a suspect or confirmed case within the premises, the ailing particular person must be remoted in a separate room from others until examination by a reliable physician. The premises might be disinfected if the particular person is discovered constructive 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 house, it added. PTI


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