With the health authorities confirming the first Coronavirus positive case in Andhra Pradesh, the state government has reportedly zeroed in on cities with high population density and tourist traction. As a part of which high alert was announced in all main shrines and devotional destinations which notes more tourists footfalls across the nation. Tirumala, Srisailam, Kanaka Durga Temple, Simhachalam are reportedly listed out to be the main shrines narrowed down where dedicated awareness campaigns and spraying disinfectants are on full swing.
Meanwhile, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) which looks over the administration and operation of Venkateswara Temple at Tirumala, has issued a fresh advisory imposing ban on foreigners and NRIs for the next 28 days. Apart from setting up awareness centres at Alipiri, Srivari Metlu and other places with more population density, TTD also announced that they would refund complete amount to the pilgrims who pre-booked tickets for Aarjiitha Seva, Rs 300 special Dharshan and accommodation until May 31st.
The pilgrims can raise their concerns with dedicated mail ID email@example.com and TTD call centre. TTD also has been flashing special promo in all the LCDs arranged at various queue complexes, bus stands and railway station. All main gates and centres are equipped with a sufficient number of paramedical staff, medicines and screening equipment.