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 - This Country Has Imposed First COVID-19 Lockdown, 10,000 to Undergo Mandatory Testing
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 - Over 150 National Guard Troops Deployed For Biden's Inauguration Test Positive For Coronavirus
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 - Can an Individual Get Two Different Doses of Coronavirus Vaccine?
“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.