Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) [India], March 21 : As the nation takes preventive measures to contain the spread of Covid-19, Rameswaram Ramanathaswami Temple announced that it would close its premises for tourists and pilgrims till March 31.
Earlier, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) had decided to close the Balaji temple for the devotees as a precautionary measure against the deadly virus.
It is noted that apart from washing hands intermittently with soap or using alcohol-based hand stizer, social distancing has proven to be an effective measure to contain the spread of the deadly virus. Owing to this, authorities have decided to shut doors of various prominent public spaces to avoid transmission of the virus.
The total number of positive cases of coronavirus in India now stands at 258 including 39 foreigners, said Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that the total number of positive cases of coronavirus now stands at 271 in the country. .
( With inputs from ANI )