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Berhampur: Ganjam district collector Vijay Amruta Kulange on Sunday called upon the residents of the district to definitely get tested for Covid before organising or participating in marriage ceremonies. 

Kulange appealed to the people to strictly adhere to the pandemic protocols issued by the State government especially while organising any marriage functions. 

At present, the government has made it mandatory not to allow more than 50 people to participate in a marriage function. 

Ganjam Collector after reviewing the Covid situation in the State on Sunday stressed on ways on how to prevent cases of the virus infections from spreading during social functions like marriage and death rituals. 

While responding to queries of newsmen, Kulange said one of the most important ways to stop the outbreak of infections is to ensure minimum participation of people as per the permitted rules only after confirmed testing for the disease. 

Before marriage, people should ensure that the bride and groom and all participating members of both parties should get themselves tested so that others won't get infected.

As per the latest Covid rules, people need to obtain permission from their local administrative authorities before organising any marriage functions. Organisers are also required to furnish the details of all participants during marriage parties before their local administration.