Tamil Nadu, which has the third highest variety of coronavirus instances within the nation, launched pointers for the opening of non secular locations in the present day — almost a month after the Central authorities allowed it. Temples within the state are largely anticipated to open on July 1 — the day the second part of unlock rolls throughout the nation.
Entry into spiritual locations will likely be allowed solely to individuals displaying no signs of the illness, the federal government stated. People who find themselves aged, pregnant girls and people affected by power well being situations together with diabetes, hypertension or kidney illness will not be suggested to enterprise into any spiritual place.
There will likely be no touching of idols, distribution of prasad, providing of coconuts and sprinkling of holy water, the federal government of E Palaniswami stated, going by the Central pointers that advocated strictest social distancing. In line with that, there will likely be no hugging, shaking arms or sitting shoulder to shoulder. Individuals have been suggested to go away their footwear within the automobile and convey their very own prayer mats.
Solely recorded music will likely be performed on the spiritual locations. There will likely be no singing, the federal government additionally stated — a transfer that is anticipated to maintain down the possibilities of transmission of the virus, which spreads by means of respiratory droplets.
Ablution won’t be allowed, and congregational salat can solely be allowed in batches. Choices could be made solely after the service in donation containers stored at designated locations. There will likely be no socializing earlier than or after the companies, the rules stated.
The devotes should wash their arms on the entrance of the constructing, use masks, and maintain a strict 2-meter distance from one another. The authorities ta the spiritual locations should guarantee social distancing and obligatory crowd administration, the rules siad.
The Central pointers, issued in the beginning of this month, had additionally expressly barred spiritual gatherings and different events the place a crowd would possibly collect, as a part of security measures in opposition to the an infection. Giant gatherings, together with spiritual congregations, nonetheless stay prohibited.