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Tourists throng Nainital, flout basic Covid protocols

Monday, 05 July 2021 | PNS | Nainital

Multitudes of tourists thronging Nainital on the weekend not only disrupted the traffic system and civic sanitation here but also raised concerns among locals due to lack of Covid appropriate behaviour among the visitors. Such crowds of tourists were seen after a considerable time in Nainital which brought some business and relief to members of the business fraternity. However, locals aver that while it is mandatory for tourists to enter the state after presenting a Covid negative report, many are reaching here without even getting tested. The visitors can be seen blatantly violating even the basic Covid guidelines. Many could be seen sauntering without wearing masks and crowding.

The arrival of tourists has provided a welcome relief to those in the tourism business with most hotels in Nainital and nearby packed for the weekend. Apart from the registered hotels in this city, other hotels and lodges were reportedly charging arbitrarily from the tourists. Even though the weekends are known for increased traffic of tourists, the district administration appeared unprepared for this. Tourists had started arriving here on Saturday and on Sunday all the tourist spots here were packed with visitors.

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