• To control Covid-19 spread Rajasthan Government bans all religious gatherings ahead of Kanwar Yatra,

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    In view of upcoming religious festivals including Kanwar Yatra and Eid-ul-Zuha, the Rajasthan government on Saturday decided to ban all religious programs and congregations in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

    As per the notification from the state government, even the annual Mudiya Poono Mela, which is organized every year in Mathura’s Govardhan area, will not be held this year. The devotees will also be not allowed to gather for the Chaturmas festival as well. 

    Additionally, the state government has also requested all devotees to worship and offer prayers at home while strictly adhering to the COVID-19 protocol. 

    Issuing a fresh order, the state government also canceled the Kanwar Yatra and imposed restrictions on prayers and public and religious places on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha. 

    Meanwhile, there are currently 522 active COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan, as per the union health ministry.

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