Some 815 Sikh pilgrims visited Pakistan to celebrate Baisakhi. Out of these, 200 Sikh pilgrims tested positive with Coronavirus. The Indian Government authorities carried out an Antigen test of these pilgrims during their return journey from Pakistan.
The official said that the Sikh devotees had gone to Lahore’s Gurdwara Panja Sahib on the last day of Baisakhi. Besides visiting Gurdwara Panja Sahib at Hasan Abdal on April 14, they visited Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur on April 19 and other places, the official added.
“Initially, only those who tested negative were allowed to leave for home while others who tested positive are under observation,’’ said the official.
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Bibi Jagir Kaur said that those Sikh pilgrims needing hospitalisation one will be treated free of cost at an SGPC-run hospital.