Puri, Jan 7: RT-PCR negative report has been mandatory at Puri Swargadwara for the cremation of bodies.
Puri district administration has issued notifications in this connection on Saturday.
According to it, in view of surging Covid and Omicron cases, RT-PCR negative report is essential to perform a body at the Puri Swargadwara, which is effective from January 10 till January 31.
Besides, no outsider’s body will be received here for performing the last rites during this period. Bodies belonging to the Puri district will be entertained for cremation, read the notice.