Only 50 people to be allowed at marriage functions, funerals in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: In order to contain the spread of coronavirus during the rise in COVID-19 cases as well as Omicron variant in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday directed that the number of attendees at weddings and funerals be limited to a maximum of 50 people.

The decision came after the Covid review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vijayan.

Earlier, the ceiling was 75 for marriages, funerals, political, social and cultural events in closed rooms while 150 in open spaces.

It has also been decided that reunions, ceremonies, and general social, political, cultural and community events should be conducted online, except in emergency situations.

Covid protocols physical distancing and usage of masks should be strictly followed while conducting events.

The Department of Health and Education will ensure that vaccinations for students over the age of 15 are completed this week, said CM Vijayan.

It is to be noted that the number of Omicron cases in Kerala now stands at 333.

Kerala reported 6,238 new COVID cases on Sunday. As a result the active cases in the State rose to 34,902.

 

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