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Covid-19: Weekly Markets, Mass Weddings Banned In Palghar

In the wake of spike in coronavirus cases in Maharashtra the authorities in Palghar have banned weekly markets and mass marriages across the district in view of the prevailing coronavirus situation in the state, an official said on Friday.

An order to this effect was issued by district collector Manik Gursal on Thursday, he said.

The Palghar district administration has caught 189 people in the last two days for not wearing masks and collected more than 36,000 as a fine from them.
The officials said “Weekly markets are a regular feature in Palghar and other rural parts of Maharashtra. However, in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases in the state, the collector ordered a ban on the weekly markets in the district from February 25 till further orders,”
He added the collector also banned mass weddings in the district to avoid large gatherings.
`The officials said “The administration has started cracking down on marriage halls to check compliance of COVID-19 guidelines and action is being taken against the violators,”.

According to him, only 50 people can attend a wedding as per the guidelines.

On Thursday the Coronavirus tally in Palghar district has gone up to 45,838 with the addition of 45 cases whilethe death toll has reached 1,204, another official said.

-Davinder Panesar, NMTV News

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