Berhampur, July 4: The Ganjam district administration today sealed Hotel Mayfair in Gopalpur for 7 days for violation of social distancing for arrangement of marriage.
The action of the district administration came after blatant violation of Covid-19 guidelines has been reported from Gopalpur in Ganjam district after hundreds of baratis were spotted shaking their legs without masks during a marriage procession on Thursday.
“Hotel Mayfair Gopalpur sealed for 7 days for violation of social distancing for arrangement of marriage. We won’t tolerate these type of violations. We again request all to follow social distancing norms & don’t put your life in risk in corona scenario,” tweeted Collector & District Magistrate, Ganjam.
A video of the entire incident has gone viral on social media. In the video, hundreds of baratis were spotted dancing closely, openly violating the norms of social distancing. The baratis included people from several areas of Ganjam district. Taking cognizance of the matter police on Saturday has also arrested the father and uncle of the groom.