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Marriages Will Now Require Prior Permission ; Karnataka Government

Couples looking for marriage halls will now require permission from the government as the second wave has hit hard in the state. Guests will require passes to attend the wedding.

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Karnataka is one of the worst hit states in view of the second wave of Covid-19 infection. As per the latest report, marriages will require prior permission from the district administration. According to the present rule, 100 people can attend an indoor wedding whereas an outdoor wedding can consist of 200 people in total. The guests would also be obliged to present a pass before attending the ceremony. 

Karnataka Revenue minister stated that only 100 passes would be allowed for an indoor wedding. If the number exceeds the limit, legal actions would be taken against the organisers and the hall owners. The venue would also be shut down if the number of attendees  exceeded the limit.

New rules have been passed as the state witnessed the highest single day spike of 17,489 cases a day taking the state’s tally to 11,41,998. The death toll has reached 13,270. About 5,565 people were cured and discharged. In total, 10,09,549 people have been discharged from the hospitals across the state. However the latest number  of active cases remain 1,19,160 and is causing tensions in the state. The state capital accounts for the maximum number of cases reporting  11,404 infections. A number of 3,43,447 people have been screened in Karnataka’s Airport. 18,170 people have returned to Karnataka from the UK since November 25 2020.

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