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Covid-19 Impact: Odisha Govt Prohibits Kartik Purnima, Bali Yatra Congregations

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today prohibited congregation at river ghats and other water bodies to take bath and sail miniature boats on the occasion of Kartik Purnima on 30th November across the State as a measure for containment of the spread of Covid-19 infection in the public interest.

The Office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) in an order issued today directed, “congregation at river ghats/near other water bodies to take bath and sail miniature boats on the occasion of Kartik Purnima on 30th November 2020, conduct Bali Yatra on the said occasion or on the days following and all other congregations relating to Kartik Purnima and Bada Osha shall remain prohibited throughout the State”.

The order further said that any person found violating the order shall be punished under the provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and other relevant laws.

The order pointed out that the State is passing through a critical stage of the Covid-19 pandemic and it is necessary to strictly adhere to Covid-19 protocols for the containment of the spread of the infection.

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