Gathering of not more than 50 persons allowed at weddings: Home ministry

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 05, 2020, 04:52 PM(IST)

Doctors in times of coronavirus in India Photograph:( AFP )

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The health ministry said that 46,433 people have been infected with the virus in the country with 3,900 new cases reported in the last 24 hours

After the country witnessed the biggest spurt in coronavirus cases in one day, India's health ministry said that it had persuaded certain states to send reports as they were not sending it due to which the spike in death cases occurred today.

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The home ministry said that to maintain "social distancing, gathering of not more than 50 persons are allowed at wedding functions and not more than 20 persons at last rites of deceased persons".

"The offices that are operational now must ensure thermal scanning of employees," the home ministry said, adding,"the incharge must ensure sufficient availability of face masks and sanitizers."

"Social distancing norms must be followed. Employees must be registered on Aarogya Setu app," it added.

The health ministry said that 46,433 people have been infected with the virus in the country with 3,900 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. "There have been 95 deaths and 1,020 people have recovered," the health ministry said.

"The recovery rate is 27.41 per cent," it added.

"We also need to ensure that people continue to receive non-coronavirus healthcare services at both government and private facilities. Services for critically ill patients should also run smoothly," the health ministry added.

Meanwhile, Odisha on Tuesday reported three coronavirus cases with the total number of cases rising to 173 in the state.

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