Varanasi: A priest has put face masks on deities and advised devotees to not touch the idols at Varanasi Temple.
“There are 43 cases of coronavirus so far all over the country. We have put a mask on Lord Vishwanath to create awareness about coronavirus among the public,” temple priest Krishna Anand Pandey said on Monday.
The priest also warned the people by saying “not to touch the idols to prevent the spread of coronavirus”.
“We are urging the people not to touch the idols to prevent the spread of the virus. If people touch the idol, the virus will spread and more people will get infected,” he added emotionally.
The priest and devotees at Varanasi temple are offering prayers, wearing face masks.