Tirumala Temple Asks NRIs, Foreigners To Stay Away
The TTD asked the devotees coming from abroad, both Indians and foreigners, to stay away for 28 days after their return, in view of the coronavirus.
Hyderabad | 15th March 2020
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) authorities appealed to the devotees coming from abroad, including NRIs and foreigners, not to visit the famous hill shrine for at least 28 days after their return in view of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The TTD urged Indian as well as foreign devotees to stay away from the temple for several days after coming from any foreign countries, as a courtesy to fellow devotees.
The Tirumala temple is the most popular Hindu shrine in the world, attracting upto 1 lakh visitors on most days, and even one person with the highly contagious virus being part of the crowds there can result in hundreds of infections and a nightmare for the health department of the state trying to trace all the people the infected person came into close quarters with.
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