Puri, Jan 3: Amid the surge in cases of Omicron variant of Covid-19, Konark Sun Temple has witnessed a huge rush after the temple was re-opened on Monday.
The world heritage site had remained closed for December 31, January 1 and 2 on account of a large gathering that was anticipated on those days due to the celebration of New Year 2022.
It is alleged that no actions against those who violated the Covid guidelines has been taken by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
The guidelines of Covid-19 including social distancing, usage of masks and sanitizers were seen being violated by the visitors in the temple premises.
Even, many tourists were seen roaming inside the temple premises without wearing masks.