Puri: The Development Commissioner and Puri district collector following a high-level meeting on Wednesday informed that over 5000 servitors and police personnel will undergo COVID-19 test ahead of Bahuda Yatra.
All servitors and police personnel who will be engaged in the Bahuda Yatra will undergo the coronavirus test to avoid spreading of the deadly virus as per the Supreme Court’s order and State government’s direction.
Testing for the coronavirus of the servitors and police personnel would begin from today.
The entire area of Puri town will also be sanitized prior to the annual event, said sources adding that Boyanika will provide more 5000 masks to the servitors.
Likewise, the collection of samples of the police personnel who were engaged in the Rath Yatra yesterday also has been started.
Sources further said that around 500 police men will be undergoing the COVID-19 test which is slated to be held at Gopabandhu Ayurveda College in Puri.