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Corona cases increase; Govt decides to allow tourists to visit J&K!
7/13/2020 12:25:10 AM

Early Times Report

Jammu, July 12: Without taking note of increasing number of COVID cases in J&K, authorities have decided on Sunday to open the tourism sector in a phased manner from July 14.
Due to prevailing fear among the people, earlier efforts of the government to allow opening of restaurants with 50 percent dining capacity and plying of private passengers vehicles have already failed. Now authorities have come out any step and this decision has raised many eye-brows.
One the one hand, some officers were seen asking people to leave picturesque Pahalgam in the afternoon but in the evening authorities decided to allow open places for tourists.
This afternoon, a vehicle fitted with a public address system was asking visitors to vacate picturesque Pahalgam in two hours or they would face the action. The development comes after the administration decided to re-impose restrictions in view of a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Authorities have asked all visitors to vacate Pahalgam in two hours as restrictions will be enforced. No one will be allowed to go to Pahalgam.
Officials were making announcements through loudspeakers asking visitors to vacate Pahalgam or they will face action. Authorities had closed tourist places in Kashmir to contain the spread of coronvirus.
On July 6, spokesperson of UT of J&K Rohit Kansal had announced that the government would soon issue detailed guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Simrandeep Singh, Member-Secretary of State Executive Committee this evening issued guidelines in which it was mentioned tourists coming by air would be permitted to enter J&K in the first phase.
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