Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has requested folks within the state to worship Lord Jagannath at their properties as Rath Yatra is not going to be taken out this yr because of the prevailing COVID-19 state of affairs.
Hemant Soren stated that Rath Yatra couldn’t be allowed for the second consecutive yr because the coronavirus menace continues to be looming massive within the state.
“It pains me to not permit Rath Yatra however many stern steps need to be taken to safe our tomorrow. Celebration of many festivals needed to be subdued resulting from COVID-19. Search blessings of Lord Jagannath from the protection of your properties,” the chief minister stated in an announcement issued late on Sunday night time.
Jharkhand’s coronavirus tally stands at 3,46,279, of which 423 are lively instances, whereas 3,40,737 folks have recovered from the illness and 5,119 sufferers have succumbed to the an infection so far.