Uttarakhand allows up to 200 people to attend wedding ceremonies


Given the spike in coronavirus cases, the Uttarakhand government has allowed marriage gatherings with up to 200 people outside containment zones.

In a statement, Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Om Prakash said that a gathering of 200 people, who will have to abide by COVID-19 appropriate behavior, is permitted in weddings outside containment zones.

The state has imposed a night curfew in Dehradun from 10 pm to 5 am to combat COVID-19. The state cabinet decided to shut schools for classes 1 to 12 in Dehradun, Haldwani, and Haridwar till April 30.

Uttarakhand, on Monday, reported 1,334 new COVID-19 cases, taking the cumulative count in the state to 1,10,146. The active cases in the state now stand at 7,846.

On Saturday, Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Om Prakash held a meeting with the state health department officials and district magistrates to discuss the COVID-19 situation at the Secretariat.

Prakash informed that since COVID-19 cases are increasing pan-country, Uttarakhand will have to be proactive in preventing the spread of coronavirus. He also instructed all the District Magistrates to be thoroughly prepared to cope up with the situation.



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