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Restriction on cremation at Swargadwar lifted for Covid-negative bodies from outside Puri 

However, only 10 persons would be allowed to accompany a body to Swargadwar for cremation.

Published: 15th August 2021 10:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2021 10:25 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

PURI:  The district administration on Saturday, August 14, 2021, decided to lift restrictions imposed on the cremation of bodies from outside Puri at Swargdwar. Sub-Collector Bhabataran Sahu said since the number of new coronavirus cases has gone down in the district, the administration will allow cremation of non-Covid bodies from outside Puri from August 16.

However, only 10 persons would be allowed to accompany a body to Swargadwar for cremation. Family members have to furnish necessary documents regarding non-Covid death of the deceased. They have to strictly observe Covid guidelines while performing last rites.



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