Puri: In view of the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in Odisha, Lord Jagannath Temple to remain closed every Saturday and Sunday.
The restriction will come to force from April 24
A discussion in this regard was held at the Chhatisa Nijog meeting on Friday. Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Chief Administrator Krishan Kumar presided over the meeting the presence of Collector Samarth Verma, SP Kanwar Vishal Singh, Nijog members and ASI Superintendent.
People from outside state will have to mandatorily produce negative RT-PCR report and must have taken both the doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The devotees will be allowed to darshan of the dieties from the outside wood inside the temple.
The 12th-century shrine reopened in December last year, after remaining out of bounds for devotees since March 20, 2020.