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PHOTOS: Places of worship shut doors amid Covid scare

March 23, 2020 07:38 IST

As the number of COVID-19 cases is witnessing a spike in India, religious places across the country remain closed to encourage social distancing, a key component in preventing the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Here's a glimpse of places of worship that are shut due to this unprecedented pandemic outbreak.


IMAGE: Police personnel deployed as the famous Siddhivinayak Ganesh temple closed due to the rising cases of coronavirus, in Mumbai. Photograph: ANI Photo

IMAGE: Devotees offer prayers outside Saibaba temple in Shirdi after it was closed due to the pandemic. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Security personnel stand outside a closed temple in Mathura. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: A deserted view of Kanaka Durga temple in Vijayawada. Photograph: ANI Photo

IMAGE: Sadhus walk inside the empty premises of Kamakhya temple in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Guwahati. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Deserted street outside Jama Masjid during Janta curfew in New Delhi, on Sunday. Photograph: Kamal Kishore/PTI Photo

IMAGE: A deserted view of Sri Krishna temple as the temple authorities have curbed the entry of pilgrims in the wake of deadly coronavirus, in Thrissur. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Mahim Church in Mumbai closed due to the pandemic. Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 positive cases in the country. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/

IMAGE: Devotees offer prayers outside a closed gate of a Hanuman Mandir at Yamuna Bazaar in New Delhi after it was shut for visitors. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo

IMAGE: Deserted Golden Temple during Janata curfew in Amritsar. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: A notice put for the closure of Church of St Augustine in Old Goa. Photograph: ANI Photo

IMAGE: A view of deserted Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. Authorities imposed restrictions as a precautionary measures soon after the first case of coronavirus was detected in the Valley. Photograph: S Irfan/PTI Photo

IMAGE: SMVD Shrine board official disinfect the office as the Vaishno Devi Pilgrimage has been suspended, in view of the advisories issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the J&K government considering the spread of coronavirus at Katra in Jammu. Photograph: ANI Photo

IMAGE: A devotee walks on a deserted road in wake of coronavirus pandemic near Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: A devotee offers prayers outside the entrance of a Ganpati temple which is closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, in Sangli, Maharashtra. Photograph: PTI Photo
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