HP Govt remove -E pass restrictions while entering state, Registration still compulsory No decision on interstate bus service 


Shimla, Aug 24

Himachal Pradesh state Government decided to partly relax the lock down interstate movement by somewhat removing restrictions. Condition of E-pass has been withdrawn however people still have to register before entering in the state .
Announcing this here today  Urban Development minister Suresh Bhardwaj said in a press conference here after the state council of ministers meeting held at state guesthouse Peterhoff that now people need not to secure the e-pass provided they have made the registration for their entry.
Minister said that registration restriction is not removed as it would help in tracing out theperson if he found positive for novel coronavirus. The tourists who want to visit the hill state would require Covid negative test report taken 92 hrs before his or her entry. Earlier they have to produce the covid test report taken on the notice of 72 hrs.
Tourists who have a booking of minimum two days or stay in the state could be allowed to visit as against earlier condition that they had to make compulsory booking of at least five days or five days halt.  
The Government did not made any change in the earlier protocol of staying in home quarantine. Those people who want to return their home or to join duty or business require a minimum seven days home quarantine (five days home quarantine to the apple and other workers). 
The religious places have not opened by the government as the government is making separate
SOPs for the opening of religious places  The state cabinet did not make any decision to open inter state public transport.  
HRTC buses are plying in the state route carrying 100 per cent passengers according to sitting capacity of the vehicles.  
The  State Food eatery, Restaurants and Hotels have been opened up by the state government early this month provided they follow the SOPs. 
Rven that relxations are being increased but pertimemt to mention that state is witnessing a sharp surge in number of Covid cases as in last two days more than hundred new cases are pouring in the state. 


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