Puri To Remain A ‘No Entry’ Zone For Visitors Till This Date


Puri: Though Rath Yatra concluded in Puri on Saturday with Niladri Bije of the sibling deities, the Pilgrim Town will still remain out of bounds for visitors.

The Puri administration has decided to continue with the restrictions on visitors from Sunday till July 31 in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases in the district.

“We will keep a vigil on three entry points – Puri-Bhubaneswar, Puri-Astarang and Jagannath Sadak,” said Collector Balwant Singh.

He said that those with emergency work and valid permission would only be allowed into the district.

Similarly, people of the district have been advised against leaving Puri.

The district has so far reported 291 COVID-19 cases and 251 among them have recovered from the infect. The virus has claimed one life.

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