Norms eased for trav­ellers, tourists com­ing to Hi­machal

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - Htregion - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

TRAV­ELLERS CAN NOW EN­TER HI­MACHAL WITH A COVID -VE RE­PORT NOT OLDER THAN 4 DAYS

SHIMLA: Eas­ing a few travel and stay re­stric­tions, the Hi­machal gov­ern­ment on Mon­day in­creased the va­lid­ity of Covid­neg­a­tive re­port of out­siders en­ter­ing the state up to 96 hours, be­sides al­low­ing tourists a twonight stay here.

Ear­lier, any per­son with a Covid-neg­a­tive re­port not more than 72 hours old could visit the state with­out quar­an­tine, while a five-night stay was manda­tory for tourists with the req­ui­site doc­u­ments.

This has come af­ter the Cen­tre re­laxed the norms for the in­ter-state travel of peo­ple across the coun­try.

Though chil­dren up to 10 years old are ex­empted from such re­stric­tions, it is manda­tory for adults to bring a Covid­neg­a­tive re­port while en­ter­ing Hi­machal.

99 FRESH IN­FEC­TIONS TAKE TALLY TO 5,101

Hi­machal Pradesh on Mon­day recorded 99 fresh Covid-19 in­fec­tions, tak­ing the state tally to 5,101, of­fi­cials said.

Of the new cases, 30 were re­ported in Sir­maur, 15 each in

Kan­gra and Solan, 12 in Una, eight in Chamba, four in Mandi, three each in Hamir­pur and Kin­naur, two in Shimla and one in Kullu.

Ac­tive cases in the state stand at 1,436 and 3,584 peo­ple have re­cov­ered till date.

Among the 30 cases re­ported in Sir­maur, max­i­mum were from Paonta Sahib town and sur­round­ing ar­eas—20 of them are work­ers of a pharma com­pany.

An army jawan from Bhar­maur was among seven peo­ple who were found pos­i­tive in Chamba.

The jawan has a travel his­tory to Na­ga­land. He reached Pathankot in a train on Au­gust 19 from where he first took an auto to Ja­soor near Nur­pur and then trav­elled to Chamba in a pri­vate bus. The district ad­min­is­tra­tion has ad­vised peo­ple who came in con­tact with the pa­tient to home quar­an­tine. Re­main­ing cases were from Chamba town.

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