New rules have been issued for Char Dham Yatra pilgrims were as per the latest reports, it has now been mandatory for pilgrims from outside Uttarakhand to carry a negative test report. This has been announced by State Tourism and Culture Minister Satpal Maharaj.
As per the reports, the Char Dham yatra is scheduled from May 14 and there might be a cap on the number of tourists to visit the shrine daily.
Speaking about this, the minister said pilgrims visiting Char Dham Yatra should follow covid-19 guidelines and the devotees have to undergo CBNAAT, TrueNaT, or RT-PCR test before coming. Pilgrims should also register themselves online and those people will only be allowed to enter the shrine as per the capacity mentioned. He added that the government is now prepared for the yatra and has chalked out guidelines for the same.
With the rise of coronavirus cases in the state and the country experiencing the second wave, the state government has canceled Standard X exams and Standard XII exams are postponed until further notice.
The government has also devised the SOPs to prevent the spread of covid. Reports suggest that one might need to pay a fine of INR 500 instead of INR 200 for not wearing the mask in public places.
The chief minister of Uttarakhand has also instructed officials to set up check posts in state borders and not allow anyone inside the state without a Covid-19 negative test report.