Bride, groom and 41 guests at wedding ceremony infected with coronavirus

Authorities have asked all the guests to go into self-quarantine.

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Published: Tue 28 Jul 2020, 10:53 AM

Last updated: Tue 28 Jul 2020, 12:57 PM

Despite restrictions on large gatherings due to pandemic, a wedding ceremony was held in Kerala following which 43 guests, including the bride and groom, were left infected with Covid-19.
Samples of over 125 people, who attended the wedding in Kerala's Kasaragod district on July 17, were tested and 43 guests have tested positive for the contagion.
Authorities have asked all the guests to go into self-quarantine for 14 days and report to nearest primary health centers.
According to a report in Times Now, the Kasargod District Authority have registered a case against the bride's father Kerala Epidemic Diseases Ordinance 2020 for inviting over 50 people for the gathering. Notably, the bride's father is said to have contracted the virus first, and faces a two-year jail term and Rs10,000 fine for flouting coronavirus restrictions.
Earlier, 44 people had attended a funeral in Cherkala, Kerala, in the first week of July and tested positive for the contagion. Following the funeral gathering, the government had to test 522 persons linked to the funeral, reported New Indian Express.

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