New Delhi: The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Friday held a meeting where the attendees expressed concern over the large number of people thronging into tourist destinations and flaunting Covid guidelines set by the government. The meeting was headed by LG Anil Baijal and attended by Niti Aayog’s Dr VK Paul, ICMR’s Dr Balram Bhargava, and AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria.Also Read - Delta Variant of COVID 'Fittest And Fastest', Infecting Fully-Vaccinated People: Experts
Thousands of tourists flocked to Uttarakhand’s top holiday destinations Mussoorie and Nainital after the Covid-19 restrictions were eased in a situation that was rather similar to Himachal Pradesh. Hotels were full and there were long queues of vehicles on the streets. Also Read - India Unlocks: From Delhi To Karnataka, States Relax Covid Curbs: Check What's Allowed Where, What’s Not
The overcrowding at tourist destinations was taken note of in the meeting. The panel also discussed the arising out of new variants like Delta plus and Lambda variants, and measures like vaccination, genome sequencing, testing, tracking and surveillance were suggested as the most effective steps to contain their spread. Also Read - Delhi Zoo to Repen From August 1 in 2 Shifts. Timings And Other Details Inside
“It was felt that the guard against the virus could not be let down and grave concerns were expressed over the flouting of Covid appropriate behaviour and negligence. To deal with any future surge or wave, an ICU bed capacity of 12,000, sufficient oxygen, drugs and ambulances was stressed upon,” experts present in the meeting said, according to a News18 report.
Only 50 Tourists Allowed In Kempty Falls At A Time
Only 50 tourists will be allowed to bathe at Mussoorie’s famous Kempty falls with a maximum permissible time of 30 minutes. The district administration has taken the decision in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, District Magistrate Iva Ashish Shrivastava said.
” There will be a time limit of 30 minutes for each bather, she said, adding an air horn will be used to signal the exit time. The came a day after viral videos showed a large number of tourists bathing at the falls without wearing masks or maintaining social distancing norms.
Hundreds of Maskless Tourists Throng Kempty Falls in Mussoorie, Violates Covid Rules
A large number of tourists flock to Mussoorie’s Kempty Falls. Tourists violate covid-19 norms even as the country reels under the second wave. Tourists were seen enjoying a dip in the falls sans safety protocols.