The Abbot of the world renowned Tawang monastery has ordered complete shutdown of the monastery interior for both domestic and foreign tourists from March 19 to April 5.

Through a notice, the monastery explained the recent outbreak of the dreadful Corona Virus (COVID-19) in parts of the nation and the world as the reason behind the directive.

“This is a preventative measure to safeguard the monks of the Monastery and in line with the efforts to contain the spread of the virus in the state”, the notice read, while expressing regret for the inconveniences.

Tawang monastery is the fountainhead of Buddhism in Monyul and is the prime tourist attraction of the district.

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