Norms eased for travellers, tourists coming to Himachal
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.