Subsequent to their joint conference with the district administration of Udaipur, the heads of religious establishments in the city have expressed concern over the exponentially rising COVID cases in the city. Having addressed the fears of the administration on public gatherings and clusters at religious establishments specially during festivals, it was mutually agreed that religious establishments will be shut to public for a period of 10 days beginning 12 April.
In their message to the public the head of a few select religious establishments in Udaipur requested people to stay home unless going out was mandatory - for work or for purchases or for medical reasons. They further advised that people need to stay home and perform their prayers as visiting the temple, church, masjid or gururdwara was not essential or warranted.
Ajay Vikram Singh - Joint Secretarty, Shri Eklingji Trust; Mujib Siddiqi - President, Anjuman; Gyani Ajit Singh - Sikh Colony Gurdwara; Father Arvind Amliyar - Fatima Rani Church; Vinod Kumar - Priest, Jagdish Mandir and Skand Pandya - Priest, Mahakaleshwar Mandir gave their advice to residents of the city.
They also advised people to maintain social distancing and COVID safety protocol and guide others who were casual to do the same. It was specifically advised to go in for vaccination as per the regulations of the government.
A common statement made by all was that despite the administration taking all necessary action and precautions, the rise in cases was due to the callousness of the public and disrespect to simple COVID safety protocols. Because of this lack of understanding, the same public is paying the price as the cases are rising and there is a dearth of availabiltiy of medicines and beds in hospitals in the district.
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