The National Command Operation Center (NCOC) has issued fresh guidelines for marriage halls in wake of the COVID-19.
According to the NCOC, marriage halls were reopened with effect from 15 September 2020 in view of overall controlled positivity in the Country. However being a very high-risk sector, it has the potential to increase positivity at the national level if the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are not adhered to.
Therefore, in order to reduce the chance of disease spread from this high-risk sector, in-depth deliberations were done at NCOC, and guidelines been formulated and shared with federating units for strict implementation in marriage halls:- salients are as under:-
- The number of guests will not be exceeding from 300 for indoor gatherings and 500 individuals for outdoor gatherings
- Event duration of 2 hours only with culmination by 22:00 hours (10 pm)
- In view of SOPs violations, the marriage hall to be closed for a specified time alongside the imposition of a heavy fine.
- In order to afford sufficient time for alternate venue, closure on account of SOPs violations to take place after two weeks from the date of closure ordered by Civil Administration.
- Marriage hall owner will be bound to reimburse the complete amount, received on account of advance booking to families Which reserved the subject Marriage hall
Coronavirus Situation in Pakistan
661 new cases of coronavirus surfaced in the country after the tests of 33,898 over the last twenty-four hours.
According to the latest statistics, the contagion claimed lives of eight more people during the last twenty-four hours.
The figure of patients recovered from the virus has reached 302, 708. There are now 8, 335 active cases in the country.