Shocking : 15 of 50 Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam Priests test Corona Positive
Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam Priests test Corona Positive: Former Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam priest, Ramana Dikshitula tweeted to the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh that 15 out of 50 archakas or priests of TTD have tested Corona positive and results of 25 others are awaited. The news spread like wildfire across the state.
It must be remembered that on July 13th TTD Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal confirmed that at least 91 employees of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) have tested positive for Coronavirus. The news of 15 Priests being tested positive for Coronavirus comes as an added trouble for Andhra Pradesh where the Coronavirus cases have been rising on daily basis.
Search for Coronavirus symptoms in the state have risen exponentially. The rising cases in state are making people scared as well are alert regarding the COVID-19 symptoms.
Tirumala temple was reopened for visitors from June 11, after remaining shut due to the pandemic for more than two months. Since the reopening of the temple thousands of devotees have visited the temple and there are reports that several visitors have also tested positive for Coronavirus. Now with this news, there is fear that the number of cases may rise in the state.
Andhra Pradesh is one of the states in South India where the cases are rising steeply. As of today the total number of cases in state stands at 35,451 with 16,621 active cases. What is more troubling is that since 9th of July to 16th July the average growth of cases in the state has been 7%. Till date state has conducted around 12,17,963 sample tests.
With rising cases in the country, government of most of the states are struggling to control the spread of Coronavirus. South Indian states, except Tamil Nadu was able to keep the spread of Coronavirus in check. However, since the unlocking phase that is since June 1st, the cases in the sates of Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh started rising steeply. States since then have started re-implementing lockdown and we can expect Andhra Pradesh too to follow the steps of states that have re-implemented lockdown.
Shocking : 15 of 50 Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam Priests tests Corona Positive
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