The visuals of people throwing Covid-19 protocol to the wind in popular tourists hubs like Nainital, Mussoorie and Manali has prompted the government to give stern warnings and reminders that the virus is still looming large and any laxity in taking precautions may pave way for a third wave.null
During a press conference on Friday over the Covid-19 situation in India, health ministry joint secretary played videos of people forgetting Covid-19 protocol at tourist areas of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, saying that this is nothing but an “open invitation” for the virus to come and infect.
With Covid curbs being relaxed and restrictions on movement being removed, more and more people are now heading out to tourist destinations like Nainital, Mussoorie, Manali and Shimla to beat the heat of the plains.
Concerning visuals have surfaced from these places of people overcrowding markets and tourist spots, even as the fear of a possible third wave hitting the country is very much alive.
Giving a word of caution on this, Niti Aayog member, health, Dr VK Paul, during the press conference, said: “We cannot lower our guard. A new risk is being seen at tourist spots where a gathering of crowds being seen, social distancing and mask protocol is not being followed. This is a serious cause of concern”.
Credit : indiatoday.in