Chardham Yatra approved for local people in Uttarakhand, RT-PCR report will no longer be shown in Himachal

Cabinet minister and government spokesperson Subodh Uniyal said that local people will have to show their negative RT-PCR report for Chardham Yatra.

The Char Dham Yatra will be opened for pilgrims from Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi districts of Uttarakhand from June 15. The government has announced on Monday. These are the districts where four Himalayan temples are located.

Cabinet minister and government spokesperson Subodh Uniyal said, “Kedarnath will remain open for the people of Rudraprayag district, Badrinath will remain open for the people in Chamoli district and Yamunotri and Gangotri temples will remain open for the people of Uttarkashi district. Local people will have to carry their negative RT-PCR report.”

Uniyal said that the Kovid curfew has been extended from June 15 to June 22 with some relaxations in the state. He said that the number of people attending weddings and funerals has also been increased from 20 to 50.

Recently, State Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj had also said that there is a plan to open the Char Dham Yatra in a phased manner, first for the local people and then for the people from outside.

Negative report will no longer be shown in Himachal

It is no longer necessary for people entering Himachal Pradesh to show negative RT-PCR report from Monday. However, the Covid-19 curfew will continue from 5 pm to 5 am. The state government took this decision in a high level meeting on Saturday. The state closed its borders to tourists in April due to the rising number of infection cases during the second wave of the pandemic.

Now with the positivity rate declining and the recovery rate increasing, the situation is improving with respect to the Covid-19 pandemic in Himachal Pradesh. The Himachal Pradesh government on Friday announced that the corona curfew is being relaxed in the state and now shops can open from 9 am to 5 pm from Monday.

As per the guidelines, inter-state movement of public transport will be allowed with 50 per cent capacity. Offices with 75 or more employees can operate at 50 percent capacity from Monday.

All medical colleges, Ayurvedic colleges and dental colleges can open from 23 June. Pharmacy and nursing schools can also open from June 28.

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