Strict Corona surveillance in Ayodhya; Invitees to be thoroughly checked

Ayodhya: With just a couple of days left for the grand Bhoomi pujan ceremony of the Ram Temple by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 5, the security in and around the temple city has been beefed up and strict surveillance is underway to trace out Corona positive cases.
Though sources said that those invited will have to undergo a Covid-19 test, and only after testing negative will they be allowed to enter the premises. But there is no such official confirmation on it.
According to officials here, there would be strict checking of the invitees in the function.
They said the decision had been taken after various BJP leaders tested positive for Covid-19 recently, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah, state BJP president Swantra Deo Singh and several others.
Shah tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday and was subsequently admitted at the Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon.
Uttar Pradesh BJP Chief Swatantra Dev Singh has tested positive for Covid-19, after which news came of UP Jal Shakti Minister Mahendra Singh also being infected by the deadly disease.
On Sunday, Cabinet Minister Kamal Rani Varun succumbed to the contagion in Lucknow.
Meanwhile, implementation of strict security measures is underway in the entire district of Ayodhya in view of Modi’s visit on August 5 for the Ram Temple programme. Not more than five people will be allowed to gather at one place at the event. The district’s boundaries will be sealed on Tuesday.
On Saturday, UP Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary Home, DGP and other officials visited Ayodhya and prepared a security blueprint for the district, including the ‘Ram Janmabhoomi’ site. The officials also issued instructions to authorities for execution of the plans, under which many protocols are to be followed during the Prime Minister’s visit.
“Protocols to contain the spread of coronavirus will be strictly followed,” DIG, Deepak Kumar, meanwhile informed the media that a meeting has been held with all the agencies regarding the security of PM, and that there was complete preparation for the event in which all standards of security would be met.
“Under the Covid protocol, not more than five people will be allowed to gather at one place in Ayodhya on August 5. The security arrangements are being made for all the VVIPs and the invited guests. All the boundaries of Ayodhya and Faizabad city will be sealed from the eve of the main event of Bhoomi Pujan. No one will be allowed to enter,” said DIG Deepak Kumar.