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Citing surge in COVID-19 cases annual Amarnath Yatra canceled

Srinagar, 21 July | Shri Amarnath shrine board of Jammu and Kashmir UT on Tuesday canceled the annual Amarnath yatra 2020 citing a surge in Covid-19 cases.

The decision was taken during a meeting of Shrine Board in which Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor GC Murmu and other officers took participation which was held on Tuesday.

The decision was taken because of the massive spike in COVID-19 cases and as a precautionary measure to safeguard the lives of hundreds of devotees.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir UT administration had already made all the necessary arrangements for it. Other government agencies have also made all preparations to welcome the pilgrims.

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