Jallikattu players undergo COVID-19 tests in Madurai

Madurai (Tamil Nadu), Jan 11 (ANI): Ahead of the multi-days Jallikattu festival in South India, the participating players of the bull-taming event underwent the mandatory COVID-19 tests held in Madurai’s Avaniyapuram. The Tamil Nadu government last year gave green signal to the festival, but with necessary requirements in view of the pandemic including COVID-19 negative certificates for the players participating in the sport. In the past, Jallikattu festival made headlines for its alleged animal abuse and had also suffered a temporary ban.