The following message was sent out today, January 1st 2021, to the global ISKCON community on behalf of His Holiness Jayapataka Swami's Health Team and the JPS Seva Committee:
URGENT REQUEST FOR PRAYERS
*H.H. Jayapataka Swami-Official health update *
Friday 1st Jan 2021
23.00 hrs (Indian Standard Time)
Dear God-family, disciples and well wishers of H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaja,
We would like to inform the ISKCON community that H.H. Jayapataka Swami, Guru Maharaja has been tested positive for Covid-19 this evening.
At the moment Guru Maharaja does not have any symptoms but the doctors and the Seva-Committee are having an emergency meeting to decide on a plan of action for treatment and if it is necessary to move Guru Maharaja to a hospital.
We kindly request all disciples and well wishers to pray to Lord Krsna for the wellbeing of Guru Maharaja and many servants who also tested positive.
Health updates will be posted regularly so that all of you are well informed.
On behalf of the Health Team and the JPS Seva Committee,