Anchaviyo Resort Booked For Hosting 200 Covidiots; Other Resorts That Were Booked For Flouting Rules

by Sanjana Shenoy
Anchaviyo Resort Booked For Hosting 200 Covidiots; Other Resorts That Were Booked For Flouting Rules

As India gasps for breath while tackling the dreaded Covid second wave, 200 Covidiots were found flouting rules in a resort in Maharashtra. On April 29, a late evening raid was carried out in Anchaviyo resort in Wada. Around 200 people were found attending a “mehndi” ceremony and flouting the “Break the Chain” order of the Maharashtra government. Anchaviyo resort was immediately booked. And the parents of the bride and groom were slapped with a whopping  ₹50,000 fine. But this is not the first resort to be booked for hosting Covidiots and fluting Covid guidelines. Read on to know more. 

200 Covidiots Were Fined For Flouting Covid Rules At Maharashtra’s Anchaviyo Resort

According to a Mid-day report, Anchaviyo resort on the banks of the Vaitarna river in Wada was allegedly found hosting 200 people for a mehendi ceremony on April 29 evening. Over 200 people gathered in the resort and were flouting Covid rules. An evening raid was conducted.  The remote resort wasn’t easily visible at first to the police. But when they arrived the police witnessed an arrangement for 500 chairs and a gathering of 200 people, flouting Covid rules. After which, the parents of the bride and groom were slammed with a ₹50,000 fine. Anchaviyo resort was booked and sealed until the threat fog the pandemic subsides. 

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Other Resorts Across India Booked For Hosting Large Gatherings Amid Covid

This is not the first time a resort was booked for hosting a large number of people, who flouted Covid rules amid the dreaded pandemic. On April 25, the owner of a luxury resort, Three Palms Resort in Bathinda was arrested for hosting a party amid the Covid second wave.  The resort owner Rajeev Kumar had thrown a party at 9 pm in violation of the Covid-19 rules. Earlier, on March 29, a resort in Maharashtra’s Palghar district was raided by the police. Around 47 people were detained for allegedly flouting Covid prevention norms. Ob February 21, around 350 people participated in a wedding ceremony at a Gymkhana and Recreation centre.

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Mid-March, The Calcutta Swimming Club hosted an inter-clubs dart tournament. While the affair was a lively one, just days after the tournament many participants tested positive for Covid. With middle and high-income individuals repeatedly breaching Covid protocols for frivolous reasons, affluent Indians have slowly become Covid superspreaders. As India battles the dreaded second wave of the pandemic, the government and health authorities have repeatedly urged citizens to stay indoors, maintain social distancing and use hand sanitisers frequently. This is the need of the hour. Celebrations can wait. Health and safety come first. Meanwhile, watch this video of a Kasturba Hospital Doctor sharing his Covid experience.