Odisha govt orders closure of sports hostels from March 23 to May 5 for coronavirus scare

22/03/2020 at 7:16 PM

Bhubaneswar, March 22: The state government has decided to close all the sports hostels under the administrative control of the Sports and Youth Services Department from March 23 to May 5, informed Subroto Bagchi, spokesperson of Odisha government on COVID-19.

He said that the inmates will be given food expenses and allowances for this period and will be paid travelling expenses for safe return to their home.

The state has as many as 16 sports hostels with a capacity of 1250 athletes in various disciplines. Officials said that more than 1000 athletes are currently staying in the hostels.   

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