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Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra suspended due to coronavirus threat

Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra suspended due to coronavirus threat

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 March 2020 6:09 AM GMT

Srinagar: In the wake of coronavirus threat Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra has been suspended on Wednesday, Jammu and Kashmir government spokesperson Rohit Kansal said.

“Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra has been closed from today. All interstate buses, incoming and outgoing from J&K banned from today,” Kansal tweeted.

This comes a day after the government appealed the pilgrims to postpone their visit to the shrine in the wake of coronavirus outbreak. Vaishno Devi is one among the most important shrines in the country. Pilgrims arrive by the thousands in flights and trains to Jammu daily and then head for the pilgrimage. (IANS)

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