New Delhi, March 27th: In light of the recent surge in coronavirus cases in the state capital, the Delhi government on Saturday set a limit of 200 guests for marriages and other events held in open-air venues, as well as 100 people for enclosed spaces in the city .
In an order, Secretary General Vijay Dev said no more than 50 people are allowed to attend funerals in the state capital. Dev, who is also the chairman of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) state executive committee, said the ordinance would be in effect by April 30th.
However, he said the status quo regarding permitted and prohibited activities in the city will be maintained. Delhi reported 1,558 coronavirus cases for the third straight year on Saturday, while 10 more people succumbed to the disease, the highest in about two and a half months. Maharashtra tightens COVID-19 restrictions until April 15, bans gatherings, restricts shopping malls and restaurants times.
This is the highest number of cases since December 15 last year, when 1,617 people tested positive for the virus, according to official figures. The city had recorded 1,534 cases on Friday, 1,515 cases on Thursday, 1,254 cases on Wednesday and 1,101 cases on Tuesday – the first time since December 24 that the number of cases exceeded 1,000.
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