This is to allow thorough sanitisation works to be carried out at the premises, the Petaling Jaya Hindu Association, which manages the temple, said in a notice put up on its official Facebook page earlier today.
"It has just come to our attention that three of our devotees have recently tested positive for COVID-19.
"All three devotees were at the temple on the morning of March 11, and one of them also attended the Mahashivarathiri prayers the same night," read the notice.
*NOTICE* *17th March 2021* It has just come to our attention that 3 of our devotees have recently tested positive...Posted by Sri Sithi Vinayagar Temple,Petaling Jaya on Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Thus, the association further urged those present at the temple at about the same time, or have been at the temple since then, to get their selves tested, and self-quarantine if they experienced any symptoms.
"Our temple will be closed from March 18 to March 20 to allow deep sanitising works to be undertaken.
"We wish the three devotees a speedy recovery," it added.
Despite the temple's closure, the daily live streaming of poojas will take place as usual, another note later read.
As of yesterday, there have been a total of 327,253 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, with 1,220 deaths.
The global infection and death tally from the coronavirus has passed 121 million, and 2.69 million, respectively.
Photo source: Sri Sithi Vinayagar temple Facebook