tds_animation_stack India Servitor at Jagannath Temple Tests Positive For Coronavirus in Puri

Servitor at Jagannath Temple Tests Positive For Coronavirus in Puri

New Delhi: Ahead of the Rath Yatra pageant, Puri District administration on Tuesday knowledgeable {that a} servitor of Puri Jagannath Temple has examined optimistic for the Covid-19 virus. Also Read – Tennis: World No.1 Novak Djokovic Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The info from Puri District Collector Balwant Singh got here amid a restricted Rath Yatra in Puri after the Supreme Court gave inexperienced sign to Odisha on Monday. Also Read – Saudi Arabia Cancels Hajj 2020 For International Pilgrims, Only Those Already Living in Kingdom Allowed Amid Coronavirus Scare

As per the rules from the Supreme Court, Covid-19 checks of 1,143 servitors have been performed on Monday forward of the Rath Yatra. Also Read – Lockdown in Assam: Complete Shutdown in 11 Wards of Guwahati From 9 PM Today, Allows Essential Services

“Confirm case has been shifted to Covid Hospital before Rath Yatra rituals. Contact tracing is being done and the area has been contained,” Puri district administration stated in a tweet.

Notably, the servitors have been permitted to take part within the pageant and pull the chariot provided that they’ve examined destructive for COVID-19. For the primary time ever, the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings started in absence of devotees at Odisha’s Puri on Tuesday.

The clergymen carried out the “Mangala Aarti” early within the morning. Amid blowing of conches and beating of cymbals, the ceremonial procession of the deities often known as “Pahandi” – carrying the deities on chariots out of the temple — befell.

This yr, not more than 500 folks have been allowed to drag the chariots. The pageant marks the annual journey of the three deities — Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra — from the 12th century Jagannath temple to the Gundicha temple. The pageant ends after 9 days when the deities make their method again to the Jagannath temple.

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