New Delhi: Ram Janmabhoomi Trust head Nritya Gopal Das has tested positive for coronavirus. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had shared the stage with him in Ayodhya on the occasion of the Ram Temple Bhoomi Pujan on August 5. Also Read - ‘Centre's Farm Bills Will Only Help Hoarders’: Mamata Says Will Take Steps For Interest of Farmers
Currently, Nritya Gopal Das is in Mathura. He was tested after he complained of breathing difficulties. Agra’s Chief Medical Officer and a team of doctors have arrived in Mathura for Das’s treatment. Also Read - Just Like China's Wuhan, India Too Has Many Wet Markets Which Could Trigger the Next Pandemic!
Prior to the groundbreaking event, the priest who was supposed to perform the puja tested positive, along with two security personnel. All of them were immediately quarantined. Also Read - Farm Reform Laws: 'Their Medium to Earn Black Income is Finished', PM Modi's Veiled Attack on Opposition
Concerns were raised over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Ayodhya specifically after these COVID-19 cases were reported. Special sanitisation drive was taken place before PM Modi’s arrival. Prime Minister, too, was seen santising his hands several times during his stay at Ayodhya.
Apart from PM Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat were there at the stage. Das also took part in Janmashtami celebrations in Mathura, reports said.