Puri: In view of recent spike in COVID-19 cases, entry of devotees inside the Jagannath Temple will be restricted for once in every week.
Sources said the restriction on devotees’ entry inside the centuries-old temple might be imposed on every Sunday from next week, as it used to be after reopening of the temple in December last year.
A detailed discussion in this regard was held at Chhatisa Nijog meeting held on Tuesday. However, the temple administration is yet to confirm the day when the shrine will remain closed for public every week. On the particular day, the temple will be sanitized to curb spread of the deadly virus.
At the meeting, the SJTA gave permission for holding of rituals of Agniutsav at the shrine on March 27 and Dola Purnima on March 28.
The Chhatisa Nijog meeting was held under the chairmanship of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Chief Krishan Kumar. District Collector and SP also attended the meeting.