Exceed marriage limit of 20, serve in Covid hospital: DC

Tribune News Service

Dharamsala, May 2

The Kangra administration has decided that any person in excess of the declared list of 20 participants found attending a marriage function will have to perform duty in a Covid hospital. The measure has been taken considering frequent violations of the limit of 20 persons on gatherings in social, and religious functions.

The government has restricted the number of persons at a marriage function to 20. Kangra district has about 5,000 marriages scheduled for May and the authorities fear that these functions may spread the virus.

Rakesh Prajapati, DC, said before seeking permission for a marriage, the applicant would have to declare a list of 20 participants. Above the count, anyone found attending the function would be initially kept in isolation at a government facility and then deputed at a Covid hospital for some days to serve food to patients or for any other service deemed fit by in-charge of the hospital, he added.

The administration has adopted the measure to discourage people from violating the limit. Officials said even trained nurses and doctors were fearful of working in Covid hospitals and the administration was finding it hard to arrange manpower to serve patients. The fear is likely to discourage people from exceeding the limit on the participants in marriages.

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