Complete Ban on Marriages at public places amidst Covid surge in Delhi


The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal imposed a complete ban on weddings and ceremonies at public places in Delhi. 

Extending the Lockdown in the National Capital for a week more, the guidelines however permitted marriages at home and court and restricted the attendants to 20. 

Further the guidelines stated that, the movement of the attendees would only be permitted with the production of a soft or hard copy of marriage card.

However, “The DJ, sound system, catering or similar kind of services will not be allowed for the marriage ceremony,” it reads. 

It was further stated that “Owners of banquet halls and hotels will have to either return the advance amount paid by the customer for conducting marriages or they will have to mutually agree to organise the wedding at a later date.”

The Chief Minister extended the lockdown in the capital by another week, up to May 17 morning which was earlier scheduled to end on May 10 at 5 AM. 

Arvind Kejriwal also informed that metro services will also remain suspended and District magistrates, deputy commissioners of police, authorities concerned have to ensure COVID-appropriate behaviour at inter-state bus terminals, railway stations, mandis and shops providing essential goods.

Although COVID-19 cases have dropped in the last few days and positivity rate has reduced from the high of 35 per cent on April 26 to around 23 per cent now, any leniency would squander the gains achieved so far in the current wave of the pandemic, Kejriwal stated.

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