Rs 25000 fine on marriages with more than 100 guests in Rajasthan

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Penalties increased in Rajasthan
Penalties increased in Rajasthan

Jaipur : After Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, the Ashok Gehlot government has decided to impose a fine of Rs 25,000 on marriages with more than 100 guests. The decision comes after a spike in coronavirus cases was registered.

"The wedding organisers should also be updated in this context that more than 100 people are not permitted in the wedding function," CM Gehlot said. 

To prevent further spread of COVID-19, the Chief Minister has also increased penalty for not wearing masks from Rs 200 to Rs 500. CM Gehlot directed officials to ensure compliance in order to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state.

This comes a day after Rajasthan reported its highest single-day spike of 3,260 new COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally to 2,43,936, while the death toll in the state rose to 2,163.

Earlier on Saturday, the state cabinet had decided to impose a night curfew in eight districts where the caseload is high starting from Sunday.

Markets, restaurants, shopping malls and other commercial establishments in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Alwar, and Bhilwara headquarters closed at 7 pm. The night curfew in these district headquarters will remain in force from 8 pm to 6 am.