Coronavirus wedding rules | Getting married during the coronavirus outbreak? Check the state wedding rules here

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The coronavirus outbreak has put a heavy strain on our lives and brought normal life to a standstill. Amid the soaring number of coronavirus cases in the country, nearly 9,36,181 People are affected and 24,309 people have lost their lives. With the start of the wedding season, there has also been a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases.

To curb the spread of the disease at marriages or other social gatherings during the pandemic, the MHA guidelines state: No more than 50 people can attend a wedding.

However, states are changing the rules.

Apart from all that:

  • People should adhere to social distancing norms throughout the event
  • You should wear a mask during the ceremony
  • Guests should also use hand sanitizer as well
  • Ceremonies should be kept as short as possible
  • No food or drink will be consumed during the ceremony until absolutely necessary

Below are some rules that certain states must follow during marriage.

Punjab

As states change the rules for marriages during the coronavirus outbreak, the MHA has clarified its position, according to the Department of Health and Family Welfare, that Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh will limit the number of guests attending the marriages after assessing the situation in the state.

A department bank of HC had directed the MHA and both states and UT to take requests to reduce the number of guests attending wedding ceremonies or other gatherings, reducing the gathering from 50 to 25.

With all this in mind, the Punjab government announced on Monday a total ban on all public gatherings. In addition, social gatherings were limited to five people.

In addition, no more than 30 guests are allowed at weddings or other social events, said Punjab Chief Minister’s Office (CMO). FIRs are filed against those who break the curb at public gatherings. The management of the wedding halls / hotels is also liable in the event of non-compliance.

West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee’s government has also allowed 50 people to attend wedding and death ceremonies in West Bengal, which is on full lockdown until July 31st to contain the spread of COVID-19 infections. West Bengal has so far seen 32,838 coronavirus cases and 980 people have lost their lives. There will be restrictions on social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural and religious communities in the state, the order said. In addition, passenger traffic is prohibited between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. except for essential activities.

Madhya Pradesh

In Madhya Pradesh, 19,005 people have so far been infected with the novel corona virus. Although Bhopal and Indore are the hardest hit districts of Madhya Pradesh, citizens do not need to seek approval from the authorities to hold the ceremony. In Indore, 50 people can attend the wedding, while in Bhopal 40 guests are allowed. Previously, 12 guests were allowed in Indore and 20 in Bhopal. However, authorities said that social distancing norms should be followed during the ceremonies and precautions should be taken to prevent the virus from spreading.

Karnataka

In Karnataka there will be a complete lock on five Sundays in Karnataka according to the Unlock 2 guidelines of the state government from July 5 to August 12. Essential activities and marriage set on that day are excluded from the rule. Fixed marriages are therefore permitted. In order to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the number of guests at marriages should not exceed 50. So far, Karnataka has recorded 44,077 deaths and the state 842 deaths, according to the Union Department of Health and Family Welfare.

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