Saturday, 08 Augst 2020 | 18:47 WIB

Several Temples in Tibet Start to Open

Several Temples in Tibet Start to Open (antara)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - A total of 214 temple units in Lhasa, the Tibet Autonomous Region (Xizang), have begun to be opened gradually after being closed during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak that affected all parts of China since late December.

Every person who wants to do worship must show an electronic health code or health card along with identification card, the Lhasa Buddhist Association was quoted as saying by the local official media.

Before entering the temple, visitors had their body temperatures measured, were required to wear masks, and had to be sprayed with disinfectants.

Several other temples in the Lhasa settlement area, such as Drepung, Sera, Ganden, Tsurpu, and Jokhang are still closed until further notice.

During the coronavirus outbreak, there was only one reported case in Tibet. The patient was allowed to leave the hospital in mid-February.

In the provincial level, which borders directly with India, no new cases were found in the past 60 days.