Lucknow: Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, the chairman of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust, has tested positive for Covid-19.
The Mahant is in Mathura where he had gone for the Janamashtami celebrations. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the district officials to take proper care of the seer.
Adityanath has also spoken to medical experts and the Mahant is likely to be shifted to Medanta hospital later in the day.
The Mahant had taken part in the bhoomi pujan of the Ram Temple with prime minister Narendra Modi and other guests on the 5th of this month.
Strict Covid-protocol dictated restrictions were enforced at the function under the supervision of central forces.
(With inputs from IANS)