Himachal Pradesh allowed entry of vacationers with situations corresponding to a test report displaying negative for COVID-19 and a prior hotel booking of at least 5 days, about three-and-a-half-months after a ban was imposed to examine the unfold of the novel coronavirus.
In an order issued by the chief secretary-cum-chairperson of state government committee (SEC), Anil Kumar Khachi, on Thursday, the state authorities relaxed the ban as half of the phased reopening from the coronavirus-induced lockdown — ‘Unlock-II’.
“Tourists with valid booking, preferably for durations not less than five days and having been tested for COVID-19 by an ICMR-accredited laboratory not earlier than 72 hours at the time of entry may also be exempted from the requirement of quarantine,” the order acknowledged.
All inter-state motion will likely be monitored by registration within the COVID e-pass software program. “The people coming to Himachal Pradesh from other states shall strictly adhere to the prevailing guidelines/standard operating procedure (SOP) issued by the health and revenue departments of the state,” the order acknowledged.
The order, nevertheless, doesn’t point out the precise date from which vacationers could visit the state.
The hilly state barred entry of vacationers in March to examine the unfold of the novel coronavirus. Additional, inter-state bus service will stay suspended until additional orders.
The medical schools are allowed to open within the state for final-year college students to strengthen the health system in coming days alongside with the health coaching establishments from July 15 topic to SOPs issued by the division of health and household welfare, the order acknowledged.