Puri: The Puri district administration has decided to impose Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) which prohibits assembly of five or more people at a time, around Srimandir. The restriction started at 10 AM today will remain in force till midnight.
It has been imposed on the stretch of from Marichikota to Singhadwara for Gosani Jatra procession today. The public will not be allowed to take part in the festival in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
As per the decision of the administration, only seven persons for each will be allowed during the Deba Sabha. These people will be provided with ID cards for participation in the immersion ceremony.
Apart from these, social distancing will be followed. Additionally, usage of loud music has been disallowed.