COVID-19 restrictions tightened for weddings in India’s Delhi

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NEW DELHI, March 28 (Xinhua) — The Delhi government has once again imposed strict restrictions on gatherings of people for weddings in the wake of the surge in daily COVID-19 cases in the Indian capital.

According to an order issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, no more than 200 guests would be allowed at weddings in open-air venues, while no more than 100 in closed banquet halls.

The national capital Delhi, one of the most COVID-19 affected places in the country, witnessed as many as 1,558 new cases and 10 deaths through Saturday.

Till a couple of weeks ago the number of daily COVID-19 cases in Delhi had come down to below 100.

So far 10,997 people have died in the national capital due to COVID-19, confirmed Delhi’s health department.

Last week, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reviewed the COVID-19 situation with senior officials of the health ministry, and called for carrying out the vaccination drive on a war footing in a bid to check the rising graph of pandemic cases in the national capital. Enditem

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