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400 employees test corona positive at Puri Jagannath temple
The Jagannath temple in Puri continues to remain closed for devotees since March due to coronavirus epidemic. Of the 400 employees who have been infected, 351 are servitors. Although the temple needs a large number of priests and servitors to conduct the daily pujas, the rituals have not been affected so far. Recently, three employees succumbed to covid infection.

PURI, Sept 29: Four hundred employees of Puri Jagannath temple have tested positive for coronavirus. Among them, 351 are servitors. The rituals at the temple are continuing despite the absence of so many employees. The temple remains closed for the public since March when the lockdown was declared.

To conduct the pujas at the three deities of Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Jagannath, a minimum of 39 priests are required, apart from servitors.

There have been 52 deaths in Puri district due to covid out of which nine have been in Puri municipality. Three of the nine were temple servitors.

Puri is two hours south of Bhubaneswar, Odisha's capital city, by road. The nearest airport is in Bhubaneswar. There are buses and trains from Puri to major cities. The temple town is well-connected by road and rail. The most famous ritual is the annual Rath Yatra.

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