Nagma's father had made the decision to cancel the marriage.
An Indian father cancelled his daughter’s upcoming wedding due to the spread of the Coronavirus.
The deadly virus continues to spread across India at an accelerated rate. As a result, citizens are taking extra precautions to ensure their safety.
In Agra, Uttar Pradesh, a father cancelled his daughter’s wedding over fears that there would be a chance that the Coronavirus would spread due to the large gathering.
The wedding was also cancelled following measures taken by the government. Uttar Pradesh is one of several states in the country which have been placed under lockdown.
The groom, Asif, was set to marry a woman named Nagma.
However, the government advised against weddings taking place but if they were to go ahead, only a small number of people could attend.
Following the statements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, both families agreed to cancel the marriage.
Nagma’s father had made the decision to cancel the marriage. The Indian father told the groom not to bring a procession and explained his reasons.
Asif and his family supported the decision.
They insisted that the marriage will take place once the threat of the Coronavirus has decreased.
Bundu Sheikh, father of Nagma, explained that the marriage was cancelled due to the severity of the virus.
He said that if his family were to be infected, it could prove extremely dangerous because they are too poor to afford the best healthcare.
Bundu went on to say that the marriage will take place once the main threat of the virus has gone.
Nagma’s uncle Munna said that the decision was made based on the instructions given by PM Modi and Chief Minister Adityanath.
While some weddings in India have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus, others are still going ahead.
However, guests are taking extra precautions. Everyone is being told to wear face masks during the ceremony.
In one case, a wedding took place in Vadodara, Gujarat. Guests, as well as the bride and groom, wore masks while everyone was required to wash their hands with sanitiser before entering the venue.
The procession travelled from Ahmedabad and guests attended despite the ongoing risk of COVID-19.
However, some guests like the groom’s sister could not attend. She was based in the United States and due to flight cancellations, she could not fly to India.
The Coronavirus did not deter the couple from having their wedding. They changed the wedding date three times.
Despite there being guests, it was far less than the original number of those invited.
Following the wedding, they advised everyone to follow the government’s instructions in order to combat COVID-19 and to take the required safety measures in order to reduce the spread of it.