Shimla, April 7 -- Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday announced fresh curbs on wedding and funeral ceremonies amid the rising number of daily Covid-19 cases and deaths in HP.

The government has capped the number of people at indoor parties, functions, weddings and funeral rituals at 50 while 200 people will be allowed in any social gathering being held outside.

Swarnim Rath Yatra that was to begin on April 15 has been postponed as well. The CM has directed the health department to enhance the bed capacity at government hospitals and asked to rope in private institutes to make alternative arrangements.

He said there was no shortage of oxygen cylinders, vaccines, PPE kits, masks or hand sanitisers.

"There has been an unprecedented...