Uttarakhand government has decided to suspend Char Dham Yatra this year due to the rising cases of Coronavirus in India. The Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has issued an order saying that only priests of the four temples will perform worships this year.

Minister tweeted that, "In view of the increasing COVID cases, the state government has postponed the Chardham Yatra."

Earlier the government of Uttarakhand had said that the state government has already started preparation for the Char Dham Yatra by making negative RT-PCR test reports mandatory for devotees who wish to perform yatra this year.

The Authorities was also thinking to make cap the number of devotees on a day. Last year in 2020, the government had done the same thing. The per day number of pilgrims for the famous Kedarnath temple was 800, 1200 for Badrinath, 600 for Gangotri and 400 for Yamunotri.

This announcemnt was done after Uttarakhand recorded the highest spike in a day of 6054 on April 28, 2021.

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