Shimla, Mar 18 : District Magistrate cum Deputy Commissioner Shimla Amit Kashyap on Wednesday ordered the closure of all temples in the district till 31 March, 2020 in view of the coronavirus threat. He said that this measure was necessary due to the heavy rush in temples and the prevailing the virus threat.
He further said devotees could have a glimpse of Jakhu Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Tara Devi Temple and Kali Bari through Web Casting and morning and evening Aarti would be telecast live from 19 March, and added that during Ashtmi and Navami programmes would be shown live for the full day. Kashyap stated that all educational coaching centres in the district including computer centres would remain closed till 31 March.
He further stated that these orders would be implemented forthwith and those flouting these orders would face penal action under Section 51 of the National Disaster Management Act, 2005. (UNI)