Coronavirus cases: No wedding ceremonies allowed in Madhya Pradesh's Indore till April 30
Indore, Apr 20: Amid the increase in the number of coronavirus cases, the Indore district administration on Monday decided not to allow wedding functions till April 30. The administration explained that this restriction will help in reducing new COVID-19 infections in the city.
Addressing the media, Indore District Magistrate Manish Singh said, "No permission will be given for weddings as there's a higher risk of COVID-19 transmission. People are requested to postpone their weddings and stay home till April 30."
"This will help us reduce numbers as hospitals' capacity is full now," he added.
Singh also informed that they have been getting complaints of black marketing of Remdesivir injections.
"Two people who were caught yesterday, have been charged under NSA. Be it hospitals or shopkeepers, anyone involved in black marketing will be booked under NSA," Singh said.
The fast deteriorating COVID-19 situation in Indore has made its way to the surge in demand for medical oxygen and beds for the COVID-19 patients as essential medical supplies continue to be in shortage.
The COVID-19 situation in India continues to deteriorate amid the second wave of coronavirus infections. For the past three days, the country has been reporting in excess of two lakh coronavirus infections and over 1,000 related deaths on a daily basis.
In a significant decision to check the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, the government has announced that everyone above the age of 18 will be eligible to take vaccine from May 1 and decided to make pricing, procurement, eligibility and administration of vaccines open and flexible.