Amid corona virus precautionary measures were taken by a priest at at Varanasi temple as he has wore a face masks on deities and appealed devotees do not touch the idols.
Coronavirus is spreading across the country. We have put a mask on Lord vishwanath to raise awareness about Coronavirus. Similar like we put cloths on the idols when it is getting cold and put ACs or fans when it is hot, we have put masks on the deities, “ temple priest Krishna Anand Pandey said. “ We are urging people to not touch the idols to stop the spread of the virus. If the people ignore our words and touch the idol , the virus will spread and more people will get infected.” he added. The priest and devotees at the temple were seen offering prayers to god wearing face masks.