In the wake of rising coronavirus cases in India, the Chardham Yatra to the four famous Himalayan shrines in Uttarakhand has been postponed.
The Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand, scheduled to commence in the next month, has been postponed now.
While making an announcement regarding the same, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat said that conducting the yatra amid the coronavirus pandemic in India was not possible.
However, the portals of all the four Himalayan temples will open as scheduled, he said, adding that they will open only for priests to perform regular prayers and not for devotees.
Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri are four famous shrines in Uttarakhand.
The coronavirus cases in Uttarakhand have been rising exponentially as in various other states. Uttarakhand's COVID-19 tally increased to 1,68,616 with the highest single-day rise of 6,054 cases while the death toll has reached 2,417 with 108 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
India has been dealing with the second wave of coronavirus. Likewise, the country has been recording more than 3 lakh new COVID-19 cases in the past few days.
On Thursday, India recorded more than 3.74 lakh new cases and more than 3,500 new deaths in the last 24 hours.
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