Officials in the Jammu and Kashmir district of Anantnag have made a COVID-19 negative report as well as a vaccination certificate for visitors to tourist destinations in the district, including the famous resort of Pahalgam, in order to prevent the resurgence of coronavirus, officials said on Sunday.
Anantnag district administration in south Kashmir, which is home to several tourist attractions and public parks, has announced that visitors to public parks and tourist attractions will only be permitted if they have vaccination certificates and COVID-negative reports, in order to combat the spread of the virus, according to the district administration’s officials.
A joint enforcement team of civil and police administrations has been formed to ensure compliance with COVID-19 SOPs at tourist destinations and public parks, according to an order issued by the Additional District Magistrate, Chief Executive Officer, DDMA Anantnag.
According to the officials, the enforcement teams will also include representatives from the floriculture department, local development authorities, and municipalities.
COVID infection prevention protocols have been established to prevent the spread and transmission of COVID infections, according to the statement.
They went on to say that the chief medical officer has been asked to deploy teams to public parks and tourist destinations to conduct on-the-spot testing and vaccination of visitors.
In accordance with the order, joint teams were required to submit a daily action taken report regarding the imposition of fines and other sanctions in the event of a violation of COVID SOPs.
The newly formed teams will be responsible for ensuring that COVID-19 protocols are followed in Wazir Bagh Park, Achabal Garden, Verinag Garden, Pahalgam, Aru, Betab Valley, Dara Shikoh Garden, Kokernag Botanical Garden, and other tourist destinations and parks, according to officials.
Because of the rising temperatures in Srinagar and other urban areas, Pahalgam and other tourist destinations in the district, as well as in other districts of the valley, have seen a significant increase in the number of visitors.