The Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust chief, Nritya Gopal Das, who is looking after the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
On August 5, Nritya Gopal Das had shared the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and UP Governor Anandiben Patel, among others, during the Ram Mandir Bhumi Pujan ceremony in Ayodhya.
Das was in Mathura to participate in the Janmashtami celebrations when he tested positive for the contagion disease. Meanwhile, he has been informed that he is running a mild fever and has been given medication.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said in a tweet (in Hindi) “Received information about Shri Ram Teerth chief Mahant Shri Nritya Gopal Das Ji Maharaj being tested positive for COVID-19. I talked to Dr. Naresh Trehan of Medanta Hospital to provide him with prompt medical care. Prayer to Lord Shri Ram for his speedy recovery,”