Foreign Visitors to Ayodhya Ram Temple on Ram Navami Must Undergo 14-Day Quarantine

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In anticipation of Ram Navami celebrations in Ayodhya, foreign visitors planning to visit the Ram Temple will be required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine period, as directed by local authorities. This precautionary measure aims to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission amid the ongoing global pandemic.

The Ayodhya district administration has proactively established dedicated quarantine wards within hospitals to accommodate foreign visitors. Instructions from the Uttar Pradesh Health Department have prompted government hospitals to set up these quarantine facilities to ensure the safety of all visitors.

Dr. Arun Prakash Shrivastava, Chief Medical Superintendent of the Ayodhya district hospital, confirmed the preparations, stating that four specialized quarantine wards have been arranged within the district hospital. Foreign visitors displaying COVID-19 symptoms during their visit to Ayodhya for Ram Navami on April 17 will be subject to a 14-day quarantine period.

Regarding COVID-19 testing procedures, Dr. Shrivastava mentioned that specific instructions have not yet been received. However, the administration remains vigilant in implementing necessary precautions to safeguard public health.

Ram Navami, observed on April 17 this year, marks the birth of Lord Ram and holds immense significance, particularly following the inauguration of the Ram Temple last year. To enhance the festive atmosphere, the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust announced plans to adorn the deity’s idol with new attire daily. These garments, made from special hand-woven khadi cotton and embellished with real gold block prints, reflect Vaishnav motifs.

With expectations of a significant influx of devotees during the nine-day festival, the trust has advised visitors against carrying cell phones inside the temple premises, emphasizing reverence and sanctity during their spiritual journey.