Maharashtra: Religious places reopen for devotees, strict COVID guidelines in place

After several months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maharashtra is reopening all religious places for devotees from November 16, the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said. The Maha Vikas Aghadi government has also said that the decision was taken as the number of corona patients is low.

Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Jayant Patil said, The rules will be the same for all the religious places. The use of masks, sanitizers would be mandatory and social distancing is very important.

The Sai Baba temple in Shirdi will be welcoming devotees after seven months of closure. Devotees will have to do online booking to get a time-slot for the 'darshan'.