Bhubaneswar, Jan 12: The Odisha Government on Tuesday issued modified guidelines for marriage and funeral related functions during COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier on December 30, 2020, the State government has allowed marriage related gatherings with a ceiling of 200 people and funeral or last rites gatherings with a ceiling of 100 people subject to following conditions:
A. In closed spaces, a maximum of 50% of the hall capacity, subject to the above ceilings.
B. In open spaces, keeping the size of the ground/ open space in view, appropriate number of persons, subject to the above ceilings, so as to ensure maintenance of the prescribed physical distancing norm
C. Mandatory provision of wearing of masks, maintaining social distance and provision of thermal scanning & use of hand wash or sanitize.
Taking into account the present situation, the Government today decided to allow the marriage processions subject to the ceiling on the number of participants mentioned above including bride, bridegroom, priest, friends, relatives, guests, members of band party, light and sound systems, etc. and strict adherence to the COVID-19 safety protocols including physical distancing.