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Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra to start out from August 16; solely 2,000 pilgrims allowed per day

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New Delhi: Pilgrimage to Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine near Katra will begin from Sunday (August 16). The shrine board has allowed the Yatra with 2,000 pilgrims through the first week.Of the two,000 pilgrims, solely 100 individuals from exterior Jammu and Kashmir shall be allowed to take part in a day. The scenario shall be reviewed after per week and the choice shall be taken accordingly.
Earlier on March 18, the pilgrimage to the shrine was suspended within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic scenario. The Jammu and Kashmir authorities on August 11 determined to open the non secular locations or locations of worship within the union territory, issuing a number of pointers for the pilgrims endeavor the yatra. The Yatra is resuming nearly 5 months after it was suspended as a result of coronavirus. The authorities additionally issued a number of pointers for the pilgrims endeavor the yatra. 
According to the J&Okay administration, kids below the age of 10 won’t be able to travel and all pilgrims must put on masks. Travel shall be closed at night time and in the intervening time, there’s a prohibition on the keep of the devotees on the Mata Bhavan. 
Further, devotees may even not be allowed to attend the ‘Aarti’ held within the morning.
Registration of pilgrims needs to be made solely by on-line mode, as a way to keep away from any meeting of individuals at present counters
For pilgrims coming from exterior Jammu & Kashmir, the protocol of 100% obligatory COVID-19 antigen testing, as laid down in Government Order Dated 30.07.2020 shall be adopted. 
Permission to proceed past Katra on yatra shall be accorded solely when the coronavirus results of these pilgrims is unfavorable. Pilgrims from Red districts of J&Okay shall even be compulsorily examined and allowed to proceed on yatra if the result’s unfavorable. 
Necessary administrative association and coordination shall be achieved by involved District authorities and Shrine Board.

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