Himachal makes it mandatory for tourists to produce COVID-19 vaccine certificate or RT-PCR negative report 

DHARAMSALA, 6 Aug: The Himachal Pradesh government has made it mandatory for visitors to produce their Covid-19 vaccine certificate (single or both doses) or a negative RT-PCR test report issued not earlier than 72 hours.

The state government led by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur took the decision as the hill stations in the state were packed to capacity in July and that the state has started recording a spike in the cases.

The authorities have also stated that the state government will monitor the situation till 10 August and that if the cases continue to rise, then restrictions will be imposed on social gatherings, public events besides imposing restrictions on crowded places.

“The rise in Covid-19 has become a concern again. In view of the situation, it has been decided to re-impose restrictions,” the Hindustan Times quoted Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur as saying in its report.

The Himachal Chief minister has further called on the public to be cautious and to strictly adhere to the Covid-19 safety norms.

The 17th largest Indian state recorded 256 positive cases and 4 deaths on Thursday.

The tally now stands at 2,07,088 confirmed positive cases to date out of which 2,01,923 patients have recovered with 1,610 active cases and 3,515 deaths. 

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