they advised everyone to follow the government's instructions
The Coronavirus outbreak has led to a lot of things coming to a halt, however, Indian weddings are not one of them.
Processions in India continue, 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.
In another case of an Indian wedding taking place, a Mumbai-based couple arranged for masks to be present at their wedding for their guests.
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar had said:
“We want to appeal to the public to postpone marriages.”
Despite his instructions, the marriage went ahead. The bride, groom and guests were seen at the ceremony wearing masks.
The married couple stated that their wedding also served as a message to people to take safety precautions during these difficult times.
During the wedding, both sets of families greeted each other from a further distance than usual.
It was revealed that the bride and groom wanted to postpone their wedding, but they decided to go through with it.
Prior to the severity of the Coronavirus, 800 people were invited to the wedding. However, only 100 people turned up.
Minister Pawar was aware of the wedding and appealed for less people to attend it.
Everyone at the wedding wore masks. Extra efforts were also made to clean the venue.
These are just two weddings which have gone on during the Coronavirus outbreak. The organisers had taken safety measures to ensure that they went ahead.
It is highly likely that many more weddings in India continue to go ahead with extra precautions.
The deadly virus continues to spread across the country. One of the worst affected areas is Maharashtra.
The government has decided to shut down essential services in various cities until the end of March 2020 in a bid to combat COVID-19.