Trying to escape the restrictions due to the ravaging COVID in India, a couple and their friends may just have earned a ban to fly in a passenger plane.
Determined to take their special day off the COVID-ravaged Indian ground, the unnamed couple rented a passenger jet, but ended up violating COVID restriction rules by inviting more than 160 guests to the air celebration.
This report follows a recent hard-biting coronavirus wave in India which has left more than 300,000 persons dead. This has forced some states to enforce strict restriction rules, including that not more than 50 guests should be present at a wedding. However, 161 persons, including family and friends were on board this nuptial flight.
The marriage occurred as the SpiceJet flew from Madurai to Bengaluru, cruising over the Meenakshi Amman temple, a historic Indian temple.
photos and videos of the celebration onboard have been shared all over social media, and they show guests not maintaining social distancing, and clearly not using masks.
Airport Authority Officials have denied involvement in the event. According to SpiceJet’s spokesperson, the COVID rules and guidelines were recounted to the passengers, despite this, they blatantly flaunted the rules.
The Indian Aviation Authority has ordered investigations into the event. The Director-General of Civil Aviation in India has however told SpiceJet to take the necessary actions against the couple and their guests on board the flight at the time of the event, and this could see them have a ban from boarding passenger flights for some time.
The current COVID wave in India stands at over 26 million cases, seeing hospitals overwhelmed and India’s healthcare sector being stretched as donations and prayers come pouring in from all over the world.
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