Jaipur: The Rajasthan government is not taking any greater excuses for flouting coronavirus norms, especially now not for wedding ceremonies amid a lockdown. The Ashok Gehlot-led authorities in Rajasthan on Monday introduced tightened its pointers directed government to levy a penalty of Rs 1 lakh if the wide variety of visitors at a wedding feature crosses the set restriction of 31.
Lockdown Extended in Rajasthan till 17th May
Earlier today, the Rajasthan government extended the lockdown restrictions till May 17 in view of the continuing COVID-19 surge. The number of guests at the weddings has now been restricted to 31 instead of the earlier set limit of 50 people. The government added that if the time of the function surpasses the set deadline of three hours, another penalty of Rs 1 lakh will be charged.
5000 Fine will be charged if false information is given
It is mandatory for family members to show the wedding film to the SDM when required, said officials. Another Rs 5,000 fine will be charged in case the family gives false information to the Sub-Divisional Magistrate concerned about the marriage function.
Rajasthan reported 17,296 new Covid cases
Among other measures, parks in Jaipur which remained open from 5 a.m to 11 a.m. as announced earlier, will now remain shut in wake of the higher number of cases reported each day. On Monday, Rajasthan reported 17,296 new Covid cases, taking the active cases to 194,371, while 154 died, taking the toll to 4,712.
India reported a slight dip in Covid-19 cases as it registered 3,57,229 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours. With this, the cumulative count of the cases has now gone up to 2,02,82,833. As many as 3,449 people succumbed to the disease in the country in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative death toll to 2,22,408. Currently, there are 34,47,133 active cases of Covid-19 in the country, as per the government data.