Stranded pilgrims return from Nanded - ECAS Punjab

Stranded pilgrims return from Nanded

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Bathinda/Amritsar, April 26

A group of pilgrims from Hazur Sahib, Nanded, reached Punjab today. The pilgrims had gone to Hazur Sahib in March and were stuck there due to the lockdown.

Eight buses reached the state of which seven came to Bathinda and one through Abohar in Fazilka. The administration conducted the medical check-up of the pilgrims and they were given snacks, water, masks and sanitisers.

Meanwhile, another bus with 41 pilgrims reached Amritsar today. Civil Surgeon Dr Jugal Kishore said after a medical check-up, all were found to be asymptomatic but were recommended to stay in 14-day home quarantine as a precautionary measure. Baljinder Singh and Tarsem Singh, who belong to Amritsar and Jandiala Guru, respectively, and came back in the bus, said, “We started the journey at 8.15 pm from the Nanded gurdwara yesterday. We had medical certificates issued by the Nanded medical authorities. Still, we were ready for a medical test here and were asked to go under home quarantine,” they said. — TNS

from The Tribune

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