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Puri: 351 Jagannath Temple servitors, 53 other employees test positive for COVID-19; regular rituals continue

At least 351 servitors and 53 employees of Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri have tested positive for COVID-19, an official said. A total of 404 persons engaged in the 12th century shrine have tested positive for the virus, said Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) administrator Ajay Jena. He said the Lord Jagannath's rituals, however, are continuing as usual despite the absence of so many servitors. The Jagannath temple is closed for devotees since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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