For the first time since the coronavirus outbreak, Kerala's Sabarimala temple has reopened today. However, devotees will only be allowed to enter the shrine from Saturday with strict Covid safety protocol in place. The famous hill shrine dedicated to Lord Ayyappa has been opened for the five-day monthly worship. The main pilgrim season, which drew thousands of devotees every day before the pandemic, begins next month. According to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, devotees who wish to enter the shrine must bring a Covid-negative certificate taken no longer than 48 hours prior to "darshan".