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Covid-19 negative report not older than 48 hrs mandatory for Vaishno Devi pilgrims: Shrine Board

Jammu, Jul 14 : Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board on Wednesday said that Covid-19 negative report, which is not older than 48 hours, is mandatory for pilgrims reaching Katra in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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“The devotees who are planning for undertaking the pilgrimage of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine are advised to carry along a valid and verifiable negative rt-PCR report of 48 hours prior from a recognised testing facility for entry into the UT of J&K,” Ramesh Kumar, CEO, Shrine Board tweeted.

On July 10, a total of 24,590 devotees paid obeisance at the cave shrine and on July 11, a total of 19,938 reached Katra to trek 13-kilometre long track.


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