Gujarat Caps Public Gatherings To 50 Per Cent of Venue Capacity Amid Covid Situation

On Tuesday, the Gujarat government tightened the coronavirus curbs in the city and capped the limit for public functions and gatherings like political, social, educational, cultural programs.

Updated: January 11, 2022 10:50 PM IST

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As per the latest order, the night curfew will be imposed in these two cities from February 18 to 25.

Gandhinagar: Amid the steep rise in the covid cases, the Bhupendra Patel-led Gujarat government on Tuesday tightened the coronavirus curbs in the state and capped the limit for public functions and gatherings like political, social, educational, cultural, religious programs in the state with up to 50 per cent venue capacity or a max of 150 persons. The decision was taken at a core committee meeting.

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Earlier, after reviewing the COVID situation in the state, the Gujarat government revised the night curfew timing and imposed fresh restrictions. In a fresh order, the state government said that the night curfew will be imposed from 10 PM to 6 AM in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Gandhinagar, Junagadh, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Anand and Nadiad.

The state government in the order said that the political and social programs, weddings will have maximum 400 persons capacity in the open and 50% of space capacity in closed venues. The state government allowed 100 persons in funerals.

The state government further in the order stated that the shops, spas, shopping complexes, hotels and restaurants (with 75% capacity) will function till 10 PM.

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Published Date: January 11, 2022 10:33 PM IST

Updated Date: January 11, 2022 10:50 PM IST