Added on : 2020-11-27 15:23:13
As many as 39 people including pilgrims, police personnel and temple employees, have tested positive for coronavirus in Sabarimala so far since the Lord Ayyappa temple here was openedfor the annual pilgrimage season on November 16. According to Travancore Devaswom Board sources here, of the total positive cases, 27 were employees of various departments and all of them were shifted to the first line Covid-19 treatment centres immediately. All necessary precautionary measures had been taken at the shrine premises and base camps adhering to Covid-19 guidelines. Four employees of Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) including two temporary staff are among those who have been tested positive during the period. Two employees of the police mess here were tested positive on Thursday.