BREAKING NEWS : Uttarakhand postpones Chardham Yatra amid soaring infections

BREAKING NEWS : Uttarakhand postpones Chardham Yatra amid soaring infections

The Uttarakhand government on Thursday postponed the Char Dham pilgrimage to four of the holiest Hindu shrines in the state, which was scheduled to start on May 14, as the second Covid-19 wave has pushed the daily infections above the 300,000-mark daily in the country over the last few days and overwhelmed hospitals.

“Even locals will not be allowed inside the shrines,” said chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat. “Only priests of the Char Dham shrines will perform rituals and worship.

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