Ayodhya, July 30:

A priest and 16 policemen on duty at Ayodhya, where the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ram Temple is expected to be held on August 5, have tested positive for coronavirus, sources said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the ceremony along with 50 VIPs.

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The event was expected to be held maintaining all the safety rules for coronavirus.

Giant CCTV screens have been put up across Ayodhya so the devotees can watch the programme, the Temple Trust said.