Pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Jammu reopened for devotees on August 16 after remaining closed for almost five months due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, there will be some restrictions including a cap on the number of people allowed to visit the shrine every day. In the first week of the pilgrimage, 2,000 pilgrims will be allowed of which 1,900 will be from Jammu & Kashmir and the remaining 100 from outside the Union Territory. The pilgrims will be allowed to undertake the yatra only after online registration. “The government has come out with a detailed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and the pilgrims are requested to follow the guidelines for their own safety and the safety of others” Ramesh Kumar, CEO, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board told ANI. It will be mandatory for the pilgrims to wear face masks and install the Aarogya Setu app on their mobile phones before proceeding for the yatra. Watch the video to know more.