Unlock 4: In a major development, the Himachal Pradesh government has lifted the travel-related restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, people entering the state will no longer require a pass or online registration to enter Himachal Pradesh.
However, the movement of interstate buses will remain suspended, the state government said.
According to the news agency PTI, the decision was taken during a state cabinet meeting chaired by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.
This is for the first time after a nationwide Covid-19 lockdown that people will not need any registration to enter Himachal Pradesh.
Earlier, only those were permitted to enter who bring along Covid-19 negative reports/certificates till September 15.
However, there has been no clarification on whether the existing condition for tourists to show a negative coronavirus report and advance hotel booking will continue or not.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet meeting did not discuss the issue of opening of schools and colleges in the state.
Coronavirus situation in Himachal Pradesh
Around 419 new cases and 8 COVID deaths were reported in the state in the last 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus cases in Himachal Pradesh has increased to 10,336, while the death toll has reached 89.
Seven men and a woman succumbed to the contagion disease, Special Secretary, Health, Nipun Jindal said. 3 fatalities were reported from Mandi, two from Una and one each from Kangra, Shimla, and Solan, Jindal said.