New Delhi: After Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government decided to reimpose the limit of 100 guests at weddings across the state amid a sudden rise in coronavirus cases.Also Read - India Reports First Case Of Omicron Subvariant BA.4 in Hyderabad
The state government also announced an increase on the penalty for gatherings of more than 100 people at weddings, to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Also Read - Covid or no COVID, Work From Home Policy Stays on Table For Several Companies | Full List
CM Gehlot has directed officials to increase the penalty amount from 10,000 to Rs 25,000 if more than 100 people were found to have gathered at any event such as weddings. Furthermore, he asked officials to ensure compliance of all guidelines and orders to contain the spread of the virus. Also Read - Apple Postpones Plans Return to Office After Rise in Covid-19 Cases
“The wedding organisers should also be updated in this context that more than 100 people are not permitted in the wedding function”, the chief minister added.
This comes a day after Rajasthan reported its highest single-day spike of 3,260 new COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally to 2,43,936, while the death toll in the state rose to 2,163.
Earlier on Saturday, the state cabinet had decided to impose a night curfew in eight districts where the caseload is high starting from Sunday.
Markets, restaurants, shopping malls and other commercial establishments in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Alwar, and Bhilwara headquarters closed at 7 pm. The night curfew in these district headquarters will remain in force from 8 pm to 6 am.