BMC relaxes restrictions on weddings, funerals and ceremonies in Bhubaneswar
The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) further relaxed the cap on the number of guests attending wedding ceremonies, funerals and other ceremonies in the state capital on Saturday. Today, the number of people who gather in these places has risen to 250.
In a new order released on Saturday, civic authorities said they had lifted restrictions on the gathering and the total number of people allowed to participate in functions related to marriage / death rituals / wire ceremony in its limit.
Earlier on October 10, the BMC had limited the maximum number of people attending wedding and funeral ceremonies and wire ceremonies to just 50 in its jurisdiction.
Although the state government allowed other parts of Odisha to continue with the maximum number of 250 participants in such gatherings, the BMC had limited the number of guests to these functions to 50 because of the Covid cases. -19 remained high in Bhubaneswar compared to other parts of the state.
With 142 positive Covid-19 cases reported on October 29, the cumulative number of cases in the state capital rose to 1,18,076. Active cases stood at 3,015 while 1,052 succumbed to the disease and 1,13,988 have recovered so far, according to data released yesterday by the BMC.
Likewise, a total of 25 94 297 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were administered to residents of the capital. Of this total, 13.87.390 received the first dose and 06.12.907 received both doses, the BMC said yesterday.