Pakistan has issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the marriage halls that are set to open from today after six months’ closure.
According to the details, in March this year after the break out of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the halls were closed down after the number of coronavirus cases in the country spiked.
The National Command and Operation Centre, however, announced that as the cases in the country were dipping and the halls were allowed to reopen.
Following this, Punjab, Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa issued notifications removing the ban on them.
The halls will, however, have to strictly implement coronavirus precautionary SOPs given by the government.
The instructions are listed below:
Only close family members and relatives will be allowed to attend the wedding
People will flu will not be allowed inside the halls
Wearing face masks is compulsory for everyone inside the halls
The halls will be sanitized regularly in intervals
No hugging or shaking of hands
One family will be allowed to sit at one table
The tables will be placed at a distance of one meter
Visitors will be checked for fevers with a thermal gun before entering
Food will be served at each table or a buffet system can be practiced but in gaps
Halls to use only 50% of their capacity
Wedding hall owners have also been directed to keep a minimum two-hour interval between different events during which the halls will be sanitized.
Wedding ceremonies will not take place till midnight and the halls will be closed before that.
The notification added that Marriage halls who will fail to comply with the SOPs will be fined and even sealed.
Coronavirus in Pakistan
290,261 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in Pakistan, making it a significant count.
According to the latest statistics, there are now 5,774 active coronavirus cases in the country.
Over the last twenty-four hours, 27,277 tests were conducted. Of these 404 people tested Covid positive. Six people also died of the virus during the last twenty-four hours.