With Navratri starting from October 17, the district health department has decided to administer
Covid-19 tests to the staff members of Sheetla Mata Temple, especially those who are expected to be in direct contact with devotees.
Sheetla Mata temple in Sector 6 records high footfall during the Navratri celebrations every year and expects to see more than four lakh devotees this year, officials said.
Dr Virender Yadav, chief medical officer, Gurugram, said, “A day before Navratri starts, all the staff members of the temple will be tested for Covid-19. Since the temple is expecting over four lakh people over a period of nine days, the health department will conduct a second round of the test for the staff on October 21 or 22 to identify people who might have contracted the virus.” Navratri will last till October 25.
According to Yadav, the temple staff, who