Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has issued fresh guidelines to regulate pilgrims at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. As per the new rules, pilgrims must carry a valid and verifiable RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen Test report not older than 72 hoursAlso Read - Soldier Found Dead Inside Army Camp in Srinagar

The decision was taken during a detailed review of the current COVID-19 situation in Jammu and Kashmir. It was observed that there is a need to continue with the existing COVID-19 containment measures in all districts in view of the uneven trend observed every day in COVID-19 cases. Also Read - As India Detects Cases of Omicron Variant, States Issue Stern Guidelines For Travellers | Check SOPs Here

List of guidelines issued by the J&K govt:

  • Strict adherence to COVID-19 appropriate behaviour/SOPs must be followed.
  • Valid and verifiable RT-PCR/Rapid Antigen Test not older than 72 hours of arrival should be made mandatory.
  • Only those pilgrims will be allowed to visit the shrine who do not show any COVID-19 related symptoms.
  • The premises of the holy shrine should be properly sanitized.

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