Amid the rising Covid 19 cases, the Himachal Pradesh Government has made online registration for people coming to the state mandatory. All goods carriers, whether loaded or unloaded, and movement of goods/cargo for inland and exports are exempted from the restrictions.
All inter-state movement to Himachal Pradesh will be monitored through registration on Covid e-registration software. Daily/weekend commuters such as industrialists, traders, suppliers, factory workers, project proponents, service providers, government officials and people intend to commute for medical purpose etc are, however, exempted from the restrictions subject to their online registration.
Children below 18 years of age, if accompanied by parents/guardians, with vaccination certificate (double doses) or RTPCR/RAT negative reports, are exempted. On Tuesday, as many as 300 Covid cases were recorded in Himachal Pradesh, taking the tally to 2,10,719. Besides, six persons died—two in Shimla and one each in Mandi, Kangra, Chamba and Bilaspur. The highest 69 cases were reported in Mandi.
Himachal Pradesh and Punjab are among five states with Covid-19 reproduction number of more than 1, according to the Union Health Ministry.
Reproduction number, or R number, is a way of rating the disease’s ability to spread. It’s an estimate of how many people the disease could infect on average. Scientists and health experts believe that an R number higher than one could mean that a disease could potentially spread faster in more vulnerable populations.
-PTC News with inputs from agencies