Must Read: Preventive Measures to be followed to contain the spread of COVID-19

As hotels, restaurants, malls and temples are all set to open from 8th June, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has issued a set of guidelines to be followed by all the visitors.

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General Preventive Measures —

People above 65 years of age, persons with comorbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years are advised to stay at home, except for essential and health purposes.

The generic measures include simple public health measures that are to be followed to reduce the risk of COVID-19. These measures need to be observed by all in these places at all times.

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These include:

1) The physical distancing of at least 6 feet to be followed as far as feasible.
2) Use of face covers/masks to be made mandatory.
3) Practice frequent hand washing with soap (for at least 40-60 seconds) even when hands are not visibly dirty. Use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers (for at least 20 seconds) can be made wherever feasible.
4) Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves the strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue/handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing of used tissues properly.
5) Self-monitoring of health by all and reporting any illness at the earliest to the state and district helpline.
6) Spitting shall be strictly prohibited.
7) Installation & use of Aarogya Setu App shall be advised to all.

Shopping malls, temples, offices and hotels in containment zones shall remain closed. Only those outside containment zones will be allowed to open up.

With June 8 approaching, temple authorities across India are gearing up for reopening of temples. The sanitisation of temple premises is going on at full pace while authorities are urging devotees all over the country to take all the necessary precautionary measures while entering the temple.

Some of the temple authorities have also tweeted about their preparations —

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Some of the most famous Indian temples that devotees would be able to visit after 8th June are Vaishno Devi Temple, Tirupati Temple, Balaji temple, Delhi’s Kalkaji temple, Tirumala Temple. Char Dham Yatra including Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri is also likely to begin from 8th June.