Puri Closed For Tourists Amid Coronavirus Scare

Puri: A day after the State Government declared COVID-19 as a ‘disaster’ for the State, the district administration in Puri has asked people intending to visit Puri to drop their plans.

Puri Collector Balwant Singh has appealed the residents of Puri to not panic but take precautions, avoid social gatherings and if possible stay indoors. He has asked them to cooperate with the administration and create an example for others.

He requested people from outside the district not visit Puri if necessary and if they are suffering from cold, cough or fever. Meanwhile, all tourist buses in the district have been taken off-road.

Singh urged all to cooperate and not believe in or spread fake news. He also asked Puri residents to inform the administration about any coronavirus suspect who has visited the district recently.

Balwant Singh, Puri Collector

Bijay Kumar Jena, Tourist Officer, Puri