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All servitors of Puri Jagannath temple to participate in Bahuda Yatra tomorrow test negative for Covid-19

30/06/2020 at 8:03 PM

Puri, June 30: All servitors of Puri Jagannath temple who will be engaged in Lord Jagannath’s Bahuda Yatra on Wednesday have been tested negative for Covid-19, officials said today.

Officials said that Covid-19 tests of more than 1100 servitors were conducted before the return journey of the trinity and all samples were tested negative for the deadly virus. The Supreme Court had earlier imposed strict restrictions including Covid-19 tests of all servitors involved in the annual festival.

Earlier on June 23, the day of Rath Yatra one servitor had tested positive for the deadly virus for which he was excluded from being a part of the festival.

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