Uttarakhand's Shri Hemkunt Sahib Yatra called off due to COVID surge in nation
Uttarakhand's Shri Hemkunt Sahib Yatra called off due to COVID surge in nation

Shri Hemkunt Sahib Yatra in Uttarakhand was postponed on Sunday. The grim of COVID-19 crisis looming over the country many activities have been postponed as a precautionary measure. The Yatra for Sri Hemkunt Sahib Gurudwara, situated in the hilly district of Chamoli, was slated to commence from May 10.

Now, the government has deferred the Yatra in view of the rising coronavirus cases, according to ANI. Located at a height of over 15,000 feet, the shrine welcomes devotees from across the country and abroad. It is believed that the 10th Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh, had meditated at Hemkund in his previous birth. Earlier, Haridwar Kumbh Mela was cut short after the large gathering was criticized for violating norms of coronavirus. Earlier also, the religious congregation slated to end on April 30. In the meanwhile, Uttrakhand also suffered a glacier burst incident a day before in which many were injured, some lost their lives while rescue operation was in process. The Indian Army came in front to help on the spot. Talking about the covid crisis, daily cases have been surging in Uttarakhand with Dehradun accounting for the maximum number of COVID-19 infections. With 1,670 cases, Dehradun remained the worst-affected COVID-19 city in the state on Sunday.

The prevailing coronavirus situation needs to be tackled, the Uttarakhand government has imposed a curfew in Dehradun district’s Rishikesh, Dehradun, Garhi Cantt and Clement Town’s municipal areas. The curfew will be enforced from 7 pm on 26 April till 5 am on 3 May.


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