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‘An Open Invitation To Virus,’ Says Health Joint Secretary Over Visuals Of Crowds Flouting Covid-19 Protocol At Mussoorie And Manali

The continuous visuals of mass gathering at popular tourists spots in Uttarakhand flouting Covid-19 protocol have prompted the government to give strict warning and reminders that the virus is yet not gone and any complacency may clear the way for third wave.

The popular tourists where the crowds are gathering include Nainital, Manali and Mussoorie.

On Friday Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal at a press conference over Covid-19 situation played a video of people flouting Covid-19 protocol at the tourists places in Uttarkhand and Himachal Pradesh saying that it is nothing but an “open invitation” for virus to come and infect.

“We are still dealing with the second wave of Covid-19. We need to continue the display of Covid-appropriate behaviour,” said Agarwal.

With relaxation of restrictions on moving and all lockdown like restrictions people are now stepping towards tourists places like Nainital, Manali, Mussoorie and Shimla to beat the heat of plains.

The visuals are adding up more to the existing fear for possible third wave of Covid-19.

Cautioning against the virus Niti Aayog member, Dr. VK Paul 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”.

A video showing hundreds of tourists bathing under Kempty Falls in Mussoorie had gone viral over social media. In the video not a single person was seen wearing mass and maintaining social distancing.

This video of Mussoorie came just after two days when social media was full with pictures of crowded streets of Manali.

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