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Things to Know Before Planning a Trip to Himachal this April – New COVID Guidelines.

Keeping the recent sharp increase in the number of COVID cases, State Government Himachal Pradesh issued new COVID guidelines and SOPs.

COVID Negative Report is now mandatory for Himachal Travel.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur in the advisory made on Sunday announced that from now it is mandatory for people coming from seven states which are witnessing a surge in coronavirus cases to show a COVID-19 negative test report on entering the state.

Making the announcement, state Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said

People coming from Punjab, Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh need to carry a negative RT-PCR report not earlier than 72 hours while visiting Himachal Pradesh from April 16. 

– CM Thakur

He made the announcement while presiding over a meeting with senior officers to review the coronavirus situation in the state. 

Schools & Colleges will remain Closed.

The Himachal Pradesh government has already closed all educational institutions till April 21 and restricted gatherings at marriage ceremonies to 50 people indoors and with a maximum of 200 for outdoors. Besides, only 50 people have been allowed to attend funerals

No Langars are allowed.

Devotees are allowed to visit temples in the state during Navratri festival, but holding ‘langars’, ‘bhandaras’ and ‘jagran’ has been completely banned, he said. Thakur said the laxity shown by people has resulted in a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in the state.

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