An idea of taking ‘saat pheras’ in PPE kits may have looked ‘cute’ to many but the couple, who tied the knot even after the groom had tested positive for COVID-19, is in trouble now. The 28-year-old man now faces action for allegedly violating the government order by stepping out of the containment zone.

A video of the couple from Madhya Pradesh‘s Ratlam taking marriage vows while wearing PPE kits and a priest – also in a PPE suit – chanting mantras went viral on social media. The marriage was solemnised in the presence of eight people.

The officials did get the information about the wedding and they even reached the spot to stop the rituals, but they couldn’t stop it. And the reason was – “the family members sought permission pleading that an elderly member of the family, who was unwell, wanted to see the groom getting married,” Naib Tehsildar Naveen Garg told PTI on Monday.

It is only after the consultation with senior officials, the ceremony was allowed in PPE kits and in compliance with the COVID-19 protocol, the official said.

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A day after the wedding, the groom may now face action for allegedly violating the government order by stepping out of the containment zone.

“After testing positive for coronavirus, the groom should have stayed in the containment zone. By coming out of the area, he has violated the government order,” the official said, adding that a report will be submitted to the senior authorities, who may take action against the groom for violating the containment zone restrictions.

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The man, who was to get married on April 26, tested positive on April 18 but decided to marry sooner owing to the poor health of an elderly in the family.

Ratlam district has imposed restrictions and capped the number of wedding guests to 10 from each side (of groom and bride).

In this story of wedding in PPE kits, there are three culprits – the bride and groom, the family and the officials. Should the groom face action alone?