Assam relaxes COVID curbs, allows more people in weddings, funerals


Guwahati: The Assam government on Wednesday further relaxed COVID-related restrictions, allowing 200 people with at least one dose of vaccination to attend weddings and religious functions.

Issuing a new set of guidelines, Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua said the overall COVID-19 situation in the state has “considerably improved”. 

The order, issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), which will come into effect on Thursday morning, also allowed up to 100 persons in funerals and last rites. 

The district disaster management authorities shall fix the limit of gatherings for open spaces depending on COVID-19 situations in their jurisdictions and it will not be more than 50 per cent of seating capacities in closed venues, the order added.

On October 26, the government had cut the number of people attending weddings to a maximum of 50 single-dose vaccinated persons from 200 fully vaccinated persons in the earlier order, issued on October 1. On the other hand, 50 people were allowed to attend the last rites.