New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur said on Monday that the government could not spot tourists entering the state. He added, however, that there should be regulation in overcrowded places in the state and that it is being followed. Speaking to reporters, CM Thakur said: “You cannot prevent tourists from entering the state. The tourism industry has been hit the hardest (as a result of COVID), so it’s not fair to stop these activities. What can be done and what is being done is regulating in crowded places. “Also Read – Magnitude 3.6 earthquake hits Shimla, no damage reported so far
What the central government said earlier:
Dr VK Paul, member of health, Niti Aayog, said visuals of tourist sites of people mingling without adhering to COVID protocols are a “serious cause for concern”, and asserted that lowering the guard cannot not be accepted at the present time. Also Read – Government Warns Covid Violators, Says Not To Talk About Third Wave As Weather Update, Understand Severity
“We cannot let our guard down. A new risk is observed in markets and tourist sites where a gathering of crowds, social distancing and mask protocol are not followed. This is a serious matter of concern. The visuals of tourist sites of people mingling without Covid protocols are a serious cause for concern, ”said Dr Paul Read also – Himachal Pradesh: Kullu will suspend all adventure sports until September 15; Yellow alert issues
Follow Covid Rules: CM Urges Visitors
After concerns expressed by the Center over tourists flouting coronavirus SOPs at tourist sites, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur said on Saturday that the state government wanted tourists to visit the ‘Himachal Pradesh but they must follow COVID-19 protocols.
“Recently, a number of tourist towns, including Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, have experienced a high influx of tourists. We ordered the districts to deploy police forces to regulate and monitor traffic and warn people not to venture into rivers, etc. during the rains, ”Thakur told ANI.
“In places where tourists are in large numbers, the application of COVID protocols is underway. We have also asked hotel associations to implement SOPs for the operation of hotels. We want tourists to visit our state, but they have to follow COVID protocols, ”he said.