Monday, 18 October 2021

Religious places to reopen from 7 October in Maharashtra

Religious places to reopen from 7 October in Maharashtra

Maharashtra government announced that it would reopen all religious places from 7 October. The CM office, in a tweet, said that all holy places of worship would reopen on the first day of the Navratri festival.

“All temples to be reopened from 7 October in Maharashtra from first day of Navratri festival,”

The chief minister’s office of Maharashtra said. The government has faced a lot of disapproval from the opposition party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for not opening religious places of worship.

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government did not reopen worship places, fearing a rise in Covid-19 new cases. It also mentioned that an increase in cases could also speed up a probable next wave signal.

The Maharashtra government levied many restrictions and guidelines on the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, which is one of the most major festivals in the state, due to Covid-19. Maharashtra saw a silent celebration for the second consecutive year as the state welcomed the Hindu deity under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The state government asked citizens to adhere to Covid-19 preventive measures strictly. “The Maharashtra government has also prepared itself for a third wave, but with all precautions, the state is allowing relaxations in various activities,” Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said.

Thackeray was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

“Although daily Covid-19 cases are showing a decline trend, everybody should take care and follow Covid-19 protocols. While religious place are going to be opened and people still need to wear face masks and use hand sanitiser. The management of religious places will be responsible for the implementation of such measures,”

Places of worship were reopened in the state in November last year. They were closed down when the second wave hit the nation and took a toll on the form. Maharashtra was among the states which saw a record number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to Covid-19.

Maharashtra also reopened classes 5 to 12 in rural areas and 8 to 12 in urban areas starting 4 October.

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