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743 have tested +ve for Covid at Tirupati temple so far

Aug 10, 2020 07:02 IST

As many as 743 employees of Tirumala Tirupati temple have tested positive for Covid-19 since its opening for darshan to devotees. Executive officer of the temple board Anil Kumar Singh said on Sunday that 402 of those infected have recovered while 3 have died due to the infection. The temple management has rejected the criticism that it is being kept open only for making money amid the outbreak, saying that the temple was opened on public demand on June 11 after govt relaxed lockdown norms. The temple board insisted that it is spending more money on Covid precautionary measures.

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