Uttar Pradesh Government has announced that the Ram Navami celebrations in Ayodhya will be cancelled due to the outbreak of Covid 19.
The one-week-long festival was to celebrate between 25 March to 2 April has now been called off, VHP office Lucknow and Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas senior member Mahant Kalyan Das said in a statement.
Earlier there were unconfirmed reports that even as the Coronavirus outbreak is leading to precautionary measures, the Uttar Pradesh government will conduct the millennia-old Ayodhya Ram Navami Mela, which would attract lakhs of pilgrims from across the country. Ghyanshyam Singh, the Ayodhya chief medical officer, had flagged concerns over the implications of crowd gatherings. UP’s Yogi Adityanath-led administration itself had also issued advisories against mass gatherings.