Jagatsinghpur, : The Jagatsinghpur district administration has imposed Section-144 of CrPC at Maa Sarala temple to avoid gathering of more than four people in a single place in order to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.
The decision was taken keeping in view the huge rush of devotees during Dussehra and will come into effect from today and continue till October 14.
“A large number of devotees visit the temple during Durga Asthami and Dasami. The situation may lead to spread of Covid-19. In order to check the surge of the pandemic, the administration has clamped the prohibitory orders,” said an official.
Notably, the district administration has also ordered the temple administration to perform the rituals with less number of priests and servitors.