Restrictions on funeral of deceased from outside Puri at Swargadwar withdrawn

Puri: The district administration today withdrew the restrictions it had imposed on observance of funeral rites of the deceased from other districts and States at Swargadwar in Puri.

Also, the Puri district administration lifted the restrictions on immersion of ashes at the sea or ‘Mahodadhi’.

The decisions have been taken in view of the decreasing trend of Covid-19 positive cases in Puri district as well as in the Puri Municipality area, the order stated.

Issuing a set of guidelines for funeral rites of the deceased, who have died other than Covid-19, at Swargadwar, Puri, the order stated maximum of ten persons will be allowed to accompany the deceased.

The relatives of the deceased shall have to submit the necessary documents at reception counter of Swargadwar Seva Samiti. Also, they have to strictly follow the Covid appropriate behaviour such as use of face mask, hand sanitisers and maintain social distance of two metres.

The Sub Collector of Puri has been directed to keep close watch on strict implementation of the order and take appropriate action in case of difficulties.

It is worth to mention that the district administration earlier imposed the restriction on funeral of deceased from outside the district on January 7, 2022 to contain spread of Covid-19.

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