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New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Jagannath Temple administration on Friday informed that like the previous year, this year’s Ratha Yatra festival would be organised without the participation of devotees and in strict adherence to safety protocols to contain the spread of coronavirus. According to the Administrator of Puri Jagannath Temple, Ajaya Jena, the servitors testing negative for Covid-19 would be allowed to participate in the pulling of the chariots.
As per the Administrator, three thousand ‘sevayat’ (servitors) and 1000 temple officials will be allowed to perform all rituals and RTPCR tests are going on at four places at Puri since July 8. Earlier on Tuesday, the Supreme Court rejected a batch of petitions seeking direction to conduct Rath Yatra across Odisha and not only in Puri Jagannath temple, as permitted by the Odisha State Government in its order earlier.
Here are the LIVE Updates of July 10:
7:55 am: Ladakh reported 12 COVID cases, 15 discharges, and one death on Friday
The total number of COVID-19 active cases in Ladakh has gone up to 131; 93 in Leh district and 38 in Kargil district.
7:45 am: Tripura had sent 151 RT-PCR samples for genome sequencing in West Bengal. Of these, more than 90 samples were found to be Delta Plus variants. It is a matter of concern: Dr Deep Debbarma (in white shirt), COVID nodal officer
7:30 am: No devotees allowed to participate in Rath Yatra. Chariot pullers who test RT-PCR negative & have been fully vaccinated will be permitted to attend the yatra. Around 1,000 officials excluding police personnel will be deployed: Administrator, Puri Jagannath Temple(09.07
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