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Kedarnath Temple Open without devotees, Due To Lock down.

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The doors of the world-famous Lord Kedarnath Dham were opened at 6:10 am this morning after law and worship. Shortage of pilgrims and local people was seen here on the occasion of opening of the valve. This will be the first time due to the Korana crisis when there was no tote of devotees in Baba’s court when the doors opened.

Around 20 people, including the temple’s chief priest, were present when the gates to the mountain shrine for Lord Shiva, decorated with marigold flowers, were opened at 6.10 am. None of the usual crowds were seen at the flower-decked temple gates blazing against snow.Shiva Shankar Linga, the chief priest of Kedarnath Dham, carried on the tradition of opening the doors. While 20 employees of Panchgai, including BD Singh, as Devsthanam board representative, came here when the doors opened. Apart from this, around 15 people of police and administration were present here. This is the first time in the history of Kedarnath Yatra when the temple complex remained completely empty on the occasion of the opening of the temple. This time thousands of devotees missed the echoes of the bomb blasts. It has never been seen in the past that when the doors of Baba Kedar are opening and there is some lack of devotees.

The first prayer or “Rudrabhishek” was performed on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said temple officials.

The “darshan” or sighting of the deity and prayers will not be allowed because of the COVID-19 restrictions, the priests said.

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Meerut private hospital sealed for offering fake corona negative report.

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The Meerut chief medical officer ordered an investigation based on a video showing an employee making such an offer.

The licence of a private hospital in Meerut district has been suspended after a video showing its staff member providing fake Corona report in return for money, went viral on the social media.

Anil Dhingra, District Magistrate, Meerut, said, “A video had gone viral in Meerut. We have registered a case in this regard and we have suspended the licence of the nursing home. We have also sealed it on Sunday. Strict action will be taken against anybody who does like this.”

In the video, the staff member can be heard saying that the medical facility will provide a Corona negative report for Rs 2,500.

Meerut Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Raj Kumar said, “A man from the hospital can be heard saying that he can arrange Corona negative report and the patient can get his operation done. We have identified the man and a FIR has been registered.”

The video also shows the ‘clients’ giving Rs 2,000 to the hospital manager and promising to pay the remaining Rs 500 when the report arrives.

Kumar said, “From the video, it has emerged that the hospital’s manager, Shah Alam, is promising people a fake COVID-19 negative report in exchange for money.”

Notably, Meerut has reported a total of 1,117 cases so far, out of which 69 died and 772 recovered.

UP has recorded a total of 28,061 cases — 785 deaths and 18,761 recoveries — so far.

With a maximum of 2,785 positive cases reported till Sunday, Gautam Buddha Nagar was on the top of the state’s COVID-19 list. Ghaziabad, with 2,224 cases, stood at the second position followed by Lucknow with 1,448 cases, Kanpur Nagar with 1,364 cases and Agra with 1,291 cases.

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