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COVID Norms Flouted in Indian State of Uttar Pradesh as Gov’t Reopens Religious Sites

India is still battling the second wave of the pandemic, however, with the number of new cases in decline, COVID regulations are being relaxed.

A day after COVID-19 restrictions were relaxed in India’s Uttar Pradesh, scores of devotees have flooded the main temples in the state, ignoring social distancing restrictions, despite India still reeling from the pandemic. 

On Tuesday, a huge crowd in Ayodhya city ignored social distancing while visiting the famous Hanuman Garhi and Nageshwar Nath temples.

Lockdown restrictions in Ayodhya were lifted on Monday and religious sites were opened on the condition that only five people can enter the temple at a time.

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