COVID-19 negative report mandatory to enter Mussoorie as Uttarakhand govt gets tough with violators - watsupptoday.com
COVID-19 negative report mandatory to enter Mussoorie as Uttarakhand govt gets tough with violators
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COVID-19 negative report mandatory to enter Mussoorie as Uttarakhand govt gets tough with violators

10-07-2021

As people continue to throng tourist spots in Uttarakhand, the Dehradun district administration has made it mandatory for people visiting Mussoorie to bring negative RT-PCR report. This comes in the wake of COVID protocols violation by people and tourists visiting the tourist hotspot. The state government said the RT-PCR test report will mandatory for those entering Mussoorie from outside the state. On Friday, the Uttarakhand government reduced the number of tourists at Mussoorie's Kempty falls to 50. The decision was taken after a video clip of hundreds of tourists thronging the waterfall went viral. The tourists at the waterfall could be seen violating COVID guidelines. As per the local authorities' guidelines, the tourists have to make an online booking after getting the COVID-19 negative report. Those not having negative RT-PCR report won't be allowed entry beyond Kolhukhet, according to a report in news agency.

"Tourists in large numbers are flocking the hill station to beat the summers in the plains. However, most of them are defying Covid-19-induced protocol. In the light of these violations, the district administration had to adopt a strong measure. Anyone without a negative RT-PCR test report won’t be allowed to enter Mussoorie," the report quoted Narendra Pant, a police officer, as saying. The violations of COVID guidelines have led to fears about the possible COVID third wave in the country. On Friday, officials said check-post will be set up in Mussoorie to monitoring tourist activities, reported news agency. Earlier, the Centre had also issued warnings over the possible big gatherings at tourists spots across the country. But the warning seemed to have little effect on the tourists.

On July 7, the Union health ministry warned that people travelling to places like Shimla, Manali and other areas are not following COVID-19 appropriate behaviour. It also warned that the government can nullify the ease in restrictions again if protocols not complied with.

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