Published on : Monday, April 12, 2021
Himachal Pradesh records highest single-day coronavirus spike of the year with 941 cases however, the CM, Jairam Thakur, explained that there will be no constraints for the tourists who are coming to the state as tourism businesses experienced a lot of downtime during the lockdown session and that the government will monitor Covid-19 situation.
On tourists, there’s no restriction as such coming to Himachal Pradesh. The state government will keep an eye on the Covid-19 situation, informed the Chief Minister.
“Tourism and hotel industry contributes 7 per cent in GDP of the state. Around 2 crore tourists come here normally in the season. The businesses had suffered a lot during Covid-19 lockdown,” Thakur told ANI.
The Chief Minister also explained that state’s tourism businesses slowly started picking up of late but another wave of the virus has emerged. “For now, there is no restriction on tourists. We will monitor the situation,” he said.
Himachal Pradesh has 4,659 active cases of Covid-19, as per the Union Health Ministry.
In the view of rise in cases, education institutes like schools, colleges and universities will remain closed till April 15th. As per the official release of the Himachal Pradesh government, in the near future, students of the classes having their scheduled examinations can visit the school and educational institutes to clear doubts with the written consent of their parents and guardian.
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