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Varanasi Urges Tourists To Stay Away In April As Covid Cases Rise


On March 31, the town had recorded 116 new instances in a day and had 550 lively instances. (File)

Uttar Pradesh:

Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, going through rising Covid instances and an infrastructure that’s struggling to manage, has urged vacationers to remain out of the temple metropolis in April. The temple metropolis has seen a steep rise of 1,266 per cent in Covid instances over the previous two weeks.

“We appeal to domestic and international tourists planning to visit Varanasi to cancel their trip this month because of the unprecedented Covid infections,” Varanasi District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma has stated in an advisory.

The Varanasi administration has additionally stated these visiting the well-known Kashi-Vishwanath temple want a unfavourable RT-PCR take a look at report back to enter. These Covid-negative studies can even be wanted for guests stopping over, Mr Sharma stated.

Varanasi district presently has 10,206 lively infections, the best after state capital Lucknow and Prayagraj, one other fashionable vacation spot for vacationers and devotees.

On March 31, the town had recorded 116 new instances in a day and had 550 lively instances. Yesterday, the every day rise was at 1,585.

Queues for testing and medicines have been stretching over the previous few days at district hospitals.

“Because of the rising cases, we have to take strict steps that includes mandatory Covid negative reports from RT-PCR tests not more than 3 days old to enter the Kashi-Vishwanath, Sankatmochan and Annapurna temples,” stated Deepak Aggarwal, Varanasi District Commissioner.

He additionally stated folks from neighbouring districts had been requested to keep away from getting into the town until completely crucial.

The metropolis has already imposed an evening curfew and banned folks from ghats alongside the Ganga between 4 pm and 6 am.

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