Pune: District Collector Issues New Order For Marriage Ceremonies

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Mrunal Jadhav

Pune, September 8, 2020: As the number of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) patients is increasing, District Collector Dr Rajesh Deshmukh has imposed strict restrictions on wedding venues and other crowded venues. Only 50 people are allowed to attend weddings and other gatherings, and the 50 should include office workers, helpers, Bhatji as well. Also, a list of attendees should be submitted to the police station within five days before and after the marriage ceremony. Also, the CD of the video recording of the wedding will have to be submitted to the police within five days now.

Not only in Pune city, but the number of COVID patients is increasing in rural areas too. Against this backdrop, the District Collector has issued these orders. In wedding ceremonies and programmes, safety should be taken to avoid the spread of Coronavirus, therefore the strict restrictions have been imposed. The rule of 50 people attending a wedding is already imposed which will be continued. However, now along with the relatives coming to the ceremony, Bhatji, caterers, helpers will also be counted in the 50. A list of all these will be given to the local police station.

Marriage attendees should maintain social distancing. While eating no one will chat with each other after removing the mask. In case of violation of these rules, charges will be filed against the concerned persons, and the license of the marriage hall will be revoked, said District Collector.

It is mandatory to get a name, mobile number and signature of the person entering the wedding hall, so is checking everyone’s body temperature. And it is also mandatory to submit the wedding CD to the local police within five days of the marriage ceremony.