In view of the outbreak of Corona in the state, the government is imposing new restrictions one after the other. Weddings are starting from January 15 and the government has changed the guidelines. Now instead of 400, only 150 people will be able to attend weddings. These changes will come into effect from today i.e. Wednesday and will be effective till 6 am on January 22. Some important decisions have been taken in the meeting of the core committee chaired by Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Tuesday.
According to the decision taken in the core committee, a maximum of 150 people can participate in all kinds of public functions and gatherings like political, social, educational, cultural, religious programs in the state. Such functions held in closed spaces can accommodate up to 50% of the capacity of the place but a maximum of 150 persons. There is a limit of 150 persons in the open space for marriage ceremonies in the state. Earlier, in the announcement on 7 January, the government had allowed 400 people to participate in open marriage. People will be able to assemble in closed or indoor places within the limit of 50% capacity. For marriage, registration has to be done on the Digital Gujarat portal.
record breaking third wave
So far 8,75,777 reports have come positive in the state, the death toll is 10,133. So far 8,28,406 patients have been cured. There are 37,238 active cases in the state, out of which 34 patients are on ventilator. Omicron has zero cases in the state as of January 11. On January 10, 5 new Omicron cases were reported in Ahmedabad city, 4 in Anand, 5 in Gandhinagar city, 9 in Vadodara city, 2 in Kutch, 1 in Gandhinagar district and 2 in Rajkot city.
37, 238 active cases and 34 patients on ventilator
Corona-Omicron cases are increasing rapidly in the state in the new year. In comparison to the 6 months of June-December 2021, double the cases have been reported in the 11 days of January. There were 22,654 cases at that time. Its double cases i.e. 44,045 cases have come in just 11 days of the new year. In the last 24 hours, 7,476 new cases have been reported in the state, while 2,704 patients have been discharged. Three patients have died in the state including one each in Valsad, Surat and Porbandar districts. Not only this, for the first time after 8 months, more than 7 thousand cases have come in the state. Earlier on May 17, there were 7,135 cases. For the first time in the third wave, more than 2 thousand cases have been reported in Surat. There have been 2,124 cases on Tuesday.