- Title: Indian Kashmir tests tourists coming to historic Mughal Garden for COVID-19
- Date: 2nd August 2021
- Summary: SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA (AUGUST 02, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) TOURISTS OUTSIDE MUGHAL GARDEN BANNER READING DETAILS ON PENALTY FOR VIOLATING COVID-19 PROTOCOLS TOURISTS AT MUGHAL GARDEN OFFICIALS NOTING NAMES FOR TESTING OFFICIAL WRITING ON SHEET OFFICIALS NOTING NAMES VARIOUS OF HEALTH WORKERS PREPARING RAPID TEST KITS HEALTH WORKER COLLECTING SWAB SAMPLE FROM TOURIST (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) FLORICULTURE OFFICER MUGHAL GARDENS SRINAGAR, JAVED MASOOD, SAYING: "We allow tourists at Mughal Gardens only if they show a negative RT-PCR report not older than 48 hours or they are fully vaccinated. If they don't have either, we conduct rapid antigen tests. This way, we ensure that the Mughal Gardens are safe and COVID-appropriate protocols are followed." HEALTH WORKERS ARRANGING RAPID TEST KITS CLOSE OF KITS HEALTH WORKERS COLLECTING SWAB SAMPLES HEALTH WORKERS WORKING AS PICTURESQUE VALLEY AND MUGHAL GARDENS ARE SEEN IN THE BACKDROP HEALTH WORKER COLLECTING SWAB SAMPLE (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) TOURIST, AMIT KUMAR, SAYING: "This is a great initiative. It is a very proper system. We were checked on the airport as well and they tested us for COVID-19 there. It is great. It's very important to take COVID-related precautions. We can enjoy tourism only if we are healthy and whatever the government is doing is very good." VARIOUS OF TOURISTS AT MUGHAL GARDENS (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) TOURIST, MEENAKSHI, SAYING: "These are good facilities. Testing should happen everywhere to control COVID-19. People should enjoy but with precautions, as the government has made good facilities with COVID-19 tests and we are also having fun." VARIOUS OF TOURISTS RECORDING AND CLICKING PICTURES VARIOUS OF TOURISTS DRESSING UP IN LOCAL ATTIRE AND POSING FOR PHOTOS MUGHAL GARDENS
- Embargoed: 16th August 2021 10:18
- Keywords: COVID-19 India Kashmir coronavirus health tourists
- Location: SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- City: SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA001EOL653J
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- Story Text: Authorities in Indian Kashmir's Srinagar tested tourists at historic Mughal Gardens for COVID-19 on Monday (August 02) to ensure a safe tourism experience.
Tourists are only allowed in the gardens if they carry a negative COVID-19 report or are fully vaccinated and if they don't fulfil the criteria, they are tested in the garden itself.
Most of the states in India are witnessing a declining trend in new coronavirus infections except southern Kerala and western Maharashtra, leading to the reopening of the economy and tourism.
However, experts have cautioned against rapid careless reopening to avoid a deadlier third wave of coronavirus and have advised following COVID-appropriate protocols.
India reported 40,134 new cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, a government statement said on Monday.
Deaths rose by 422 in the same period, according to the federal health ministry.
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