To contain the spread of novel coronavirus infection in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has announced new parameters for the containment zones and has also declared that DJ would be allowed at marriage functions.
The government also clarified that police permission was not required for weddings.
According to the new guidelines, if a single case of novel coronavirus infection is found at some place, the containment zone will cover a radius of 50 metres around it. In the case of more than one positive case or a cluster, the containment zone will have a radius of 100 metres.
Not only this, if more than one COVID-19 case is found in the same house, the containment zone will be determined by considering it as a single case.
Earlier, as per the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the maximum number of people in group activities like marriage, functions and religious work was fixed in the state.
All social, educational, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious, political events and other group activity outside the containment zone at any point of time has to be 50 per cent of the total capacity of a closed space such as a hall or room, but it cannot exceed a maximum of 100 persons. Face masks, social distancing, thermal scanning and sanitiser and hand wash will be mandatory in all such programmes.
Not only this, in open spaces like grounds, the number of people to be allowed will be less than 40 percent capacity of the area of such places.
Along with these orders, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also given strict orders not to disturb the houses where wedding ceremonies are underway in the grab of guidelines.
He made it clear that playing music and DJ was allowed at wedding functions.
“There is a misconception that permission from the police is required for weddings. One should just give information about it to the local police station. Permission as such is not required for organising weddings,” an official said.