140 employees have tested positive for corona in Tirumala Tirupati Devsansthanam (TTD) among them 60 security staff (police), 16 Laddu makers (port workers), and 14 priests were tested positive. More than 70 patients were cured &discharged. Currently, 70 employees are under treatment.
Till July 10, coronavirus tests were conducted for 1865 TTD employees at Tirumala, 1704 TTD employees at Aliiri, and for 631 devotees.
“None of the devotees have any health issues. We have been enquiring over the phone with the devotees after their return to houses. We called 700 devotees between June 18 to 24 and called 1,943 devotees between July 1 to 7. All of them replied that they are healthy,” said TTD Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that representatives of the TTD Staff and Workers United Fronthave written to the TTD Executive Officer requesting that darshan at the temple be temporarily suspended.
The Tirumala temple reopened on June 11, after remaining shut for around 80 days.