The Uttar Pradesh government released fresh guidelines for holding weddings and other functions in the state in the wake of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic
According to the new guidelines, the number of guests in a marriage functions should be 50 per cent of a wedding hall’s capacity, but the number is restricted to maximum 100. But these functions are allowed to be held outside the containment zones, but with a compact capacity.
The face masks, sanitizers and thermal scanners at the venue are mandatory and the guests will have to follow social distancing.
However, there is no restriction on DJ and wedding music bands.
…किन्तु अधिकतम 100 व्यक्तियों को फेस मास्क, सोशल डिस्टेसिंग, थर्मल स्क्रीनिंग, हैंडवॉश की उपलब्धता की अनिवार्यता के साथ अनुमन्य किया जाएगा: ACS, सूचना, श्री @navneetsehgal3 जी@sanjaychapps1 @ShishirGoUP
— Government of UP (@UPGovt) November 23, 2020
A state government order said, FIR will be registered against those found violating the guidelines. The order has been issued by chief secretary Rajendra Tiwari.
No such function is allowed, in containment zones.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath said on Monday that the threat of Covid-19 is far from over and people have to remain alert till a vaccine is developed.
“The threat of Covid-19 is far from ending. Our scientists are making great efforts towards developing a vaccine, under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Still, we will have to be alert until the vaccine is developed and is given to every person,” Adityanath said after inaugurating an Apheresis facility in state capital Lucknow for the treatment of Covid-19 and dengue patients.
He lauded the contribution of everyone involved in the task of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic in the state and said their efforts have also been acknowledged at the global level.
According to the Union health ministry, Uttar Pradesh has 23,806 active Covid-19 cases, while it has reported 7,559 deaths due to the infection. As many as 4,95,415 people have recovered from the disease.