New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In wake of the latest spurt in cases of coronavirus in the national capital, the Delhi government on Wednesday set a cap on the number of guests allowed to attend a wedding function in the city to 50. The Delhi government revised its order passed earlier this month which allowed 200 guests in wedding functions. 

The decision is taken a day after Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal sent a proposal to the Delhi LG, Anil Baijal, to reduce the limit of the guests in wedding ceremonies and also proposed the Centre to impose mini lockdown at local markets that are emerging as COVID-19 hotspots and helping the further spread of the deadly pathogen.   

The state government earlier this month had relaxed the rule pertaining to the number of attendees during marriage functions and increased the limit to 200 persons. Earlier also, the marriage gatherings with an upper limit of 50 persons only were allowed in the city.

Meanwhile, the public buses in the national capital are also running with full capacity. Governor Anil Baijal earlier this month approved the Delhi government’s proposal to allow buses to run with full seating capacity. 

Baijal had also given the green signal to resume inter-state bus services. The number of DTC and Cluster buses seat up to 40-45 passengers. Bus stops in the city witnessed long queues as a result of reduced capacity of passengers allowed in the buses.

A Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) order issued by Chief Secretary Vijay Dev earlier stated that all the departments, autonomous bodies, PSUs, corporations and local bodies under the Delhi government will maintain “status quo” with respect to prohibited and permitted activities up to November 30.

Delhi continued to witness an unprecedented rise in the number of daily infections on Tuesday as well. According to a health department bulletin, the national capital recorded 3,797 fresh COVID-19 cases during the last 24 hours, taking the infection tally in the national capital to over 4.89 lakh, even as 99 new fatalities pushed the toll to 7,713,

Posted By: Rakesh Kumar Jha