The wedding celebrations in Gurugram would now play host to an unlikely guest. In a bid to verify COVID-19 protocols being followed in large gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic, the cops have been authorised to attend the marriage events in the city.
The police officials can attend marriages in the city without any invite and fine the guests found without a face mask, according to an order issued by Gurugram police commissioner KK Rao.
They will also keep a check on guests in such large gatherings. The officials would implement social distancing among other such measures in these events to control the spread of the pandemic.
This decision of the Gurugram authorities comes in the wake of the rising COVID-19 cases in the state. According to the Haryana health department’s daily bulletin, the state reported 2,663 new cases and 28 deaths on November 23.
This takes the total cases in Haryana to 2,19,963 and the total number of recorded deaths stand at 2,216 in the state.
The Gurugram district is the worst hit in the state with 866 cases being recorded on Monday, followed by Faridabad with 577 cases.
The situation is concerning with the record number of cases and deaths being reported in the neighbouring Delhi, which is dealing with its worst phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. For those coming to Gurugram from Delhi, the
authorities have also started random testing.
The total number of cases in India crossed the 91 lakh-mark on November 23, with 44,059 new COVID-19 infections reported in a day. Many countries around the world are experiencing a second wave of infections.
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