Puri Rath Yatra: Two More Servitors Test COVID Positive

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Puri: Two more servitors, one Maharana and another Bhoi, have found infected with the virus on Saturday.

However, they were not engaged in the construction work of chariots, informed Puri Collector Samarth Verma.

Meanwhile, despite all odds the progress of chariot-making for the annual Rath Yatra on July 12 is going on as per schedule. Of the 42 ‘tumbas’, construction of 40 ‘tumbas’ is over.

Earlier, on Friday, 10 servitors had tested positive.

The festival marks the annual journey of the three deities from the Jagannath Temple to the Gundicha Temple. The festival ends after nine days when the deities return to the Jagannath Temple.Puri Rath Yatra: Two More Servitors Test COVID Positive

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