After the devotees of Kumbh Mela, it is now the turn of Sikh pilgrims who have returned from Pakistan. Nearly 200 pilgrims have been found positive in the Corona investigation after returning from Lahore’s Gurdwara Panja Sahib. The civil surgeon alleges that some Sikh pilgrims tore the report after it was confirmed.
On the last day of Baisakhi, many Sikh devotees went to visit gurdwaras in the neighboring country. In Punjab, this festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and gaiety. But the result of this year’s celebration brought unfortunate results. Many devotees were found corona positive after returning to India from the Wagah border near Amritsar with a visit to the Gurudwara Panja Sahib. According to Civil Surgeon Charanjit Singh, corona infection has been confirmed in 200 devotees of Punjab.
Corona infection confirmed among around 200 Sikh devotees
He told reporters that some devotees argued with the health workers after confirming the infection. The pilgrims tore the report after the infection was confirmed, saying that their investigation report was correct before going to Pakistan. Singh said that some devotees took official documents and forced health workers to leave their counters at the Attari border. The batch of 810 pilgrims went to Pakistan on April 12 on the occasion of Baisakhi.
Positive in India after religious visit to Pakistan
These devotees were sent on a pilgrimage on behalf of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). Singh said that the pilgrims who have confirmed the infection have been asked to stay in isolation in their homes as such patients do not operate any special establishment at the government level. SGPC chairperson Bibi Jagir Kaur said, “If any of those devotees feel the need to be admitted to the hospital, they will be provided free treatment in the hospital run by the SGPC.