5 more Srimandir servitors who returned from Kumbh Mela test COVID-19 positive

Puri: Five more servitors of Puri Srimandir who returned from  Kumbh Mela have tested positive for COVID-19.

“So far, 127 people have returned to the district after attending Kumbh Mela in Uttarakhand. Of the total 127 people, 36 are sevayats of Srimandir,” informed a district official.

It is pertinent to mention here that total 47 servitors and 34 other staff of Srimandir administration have contracted the virus till date.

Earlier on April 24, keeping in view the upsurge in COVID-19 cases, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) suspended general darshan at the centuries-old temple till May 15.

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