100-Word Edit: Reopening of Puri Srimandir may not be Feasible


With over 400 Sevayats and employees testing positive for Covid-19, situation in Puri remains grave. Opening the Srimandir for public may aggravate the situation.

Daily rituals at Puri Srimandir continues unabated. But, opening the Temple to lakhs of devotees, involves a lot of risk, which the State Government wants to avoid.

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As per the Government, 351 Servitors and 53 employees have been infected with Coronavirus as on today. The number will go up if their family members are added. 8-10 fatalities among Sevayats have been reported too.

The Odisha Government certainly does not want a repeat of Tirupati in Puri.

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