Guwahati: In view of the surge in Covid19 cases, authorities of the iconic Kamakhya Temple have decided to close down the temple for the next 15 days.
The decision has been taken following the directive issued by the Assam government.
“This is to inform the people of Kamakhya and all the pilgrims that keeping in view of the Covid19 spread in the country, the government has issued an order directing all religious places to be closed with effect from May 13.
Therefore, besides Kamakhya Devalaya, all other temples in Kamakhya hill will remain closed from May 13, 2021,” a release stated.
The Assam government on Wednesday released a fresh set of SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) to check Covid19 spread in the state.
As per the SOPs, “all religious places will remain closed for the next 15 days” with effect from May 13.
According to the new set of SOPs, curfew timing across Assam has also been extended.
The SOPs will remain enforced for 15 days starting from 5 am on May 13, 2021.
As per the SOPs, all marketplaces will be closed by 1 pm in urban areas.