Bhubaneswar, April 9 -- Ganjam: In order to restrict large scale congregation in one place for preventing further spread of Covid-19 infection, the Ganjam district administration on Friday clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC during the 'Ghata' procession of Maa Budhi Thakurani in the city.

According to the order, Section 144 will be in force in the streets at Desibehera Sahi, Nadiagurji-Badabazar Chhaka, Khaspa Sahi, Peddawari Sahi and Kharuda Sahi from 6 pm today to 6 am tomorrow with the following guidelines.

Not more than 25 priests/authorised persons appointed by the organisers shall be allowed to remain present during the procession of Maa Budhi Thakurani on April 9 and 10.

All priests/authorised persons appointed...