Berhampur: In view of the second wave of COVID-19 in Odisha, the Ganjam administration today decided to close all public places in the district from April 14 to 21.
This apart, all religious institutions in the district will also remain closed during the period.
“It is hereby ordered that all religious institutions of Ganjam district are closed for public for next seven days from 14.04.2021 to 21.04.2021. During this time, all religious places will be sanitized and Sevayats/Priests will ensure only daily rituals in religious places,” an order of the District Emergency Operation Centre said.
“All public places like parks, grounds, sea beach and lake shall be closed for 7 (seven) days with effect from 14-04-2021 to 21-04-2021 for maintenance and sanitization purposes,” the order said.
Celebration of Meru Jatra and Pana Sankranti shall not be held publicly, it added.