Coronavirus update: Tourists planning to visit Mussoorie take note. It has been made mandatory for people planning to visit the town to produce negative RTPCR report not older than 72 hours to help check the spread of Covid-19.
Dehradun District Magistrate R Rajesh Kumar on Thursday said testing was also being done at the borders of the district in view of a surge in coronavirus cases in several states in India. "In view of the standard operating procedures (SOPs ), the number of tourists in Mussoorie on weekends has also been restricted. Only 15,000 people can visit. It is mandatory for the visitors to carry 72-hour prior RTPCR negative report," he said.
He said oxygen storage in government and non-government hospitals along with the number of ICU beds had been increased. "After the second wave, 700 ICU beds have been increased in Dehradun district," he added.
He said the district administration had been laying emphasis on vaccination. At least 95 per cent of people had got their the first Covid 19 vaccine dose in the 45+ age group and 83 per cent in the 18-44 age group.
Permission was also being given to new labs for testing and those who were not following social distancing or not wearing masks were being summoned by the police.
Dr Ashok Kumar, head of department (HOD) and child specialist in Doon Medical College, said, "We are fully prepared with all equipment for the third wave. We have a total number of 205 beds for paediatrics".