Coronavirus: huge impact in Mussoorie tourism, hotels empty 70 to 80 percent

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The impact of the spread of the coronavirus globally is also being seen in the hotels and tourism industry of tourist destinations of Uttarakhand. Due to Coronavirus, all the school holidays have been given by the government till March 31, due to which children studying in Mussoorie from different states are forced to go back to their homes.

At such a time, the tourism business in Mussoorie has had a huge impact on the Coronavirus. In Mussoorie, 70 to 80 percent of the rooms in all the big and small hotels are empty. Foreign tourists and tourists coming from other parts of the country are shying away from visiting the destinations.

Hoteliers Arvind Semwal, Omprakash Thapliyal, and Dharampal Panwar said that about 80 percent of the bookings have been canceled, which has also affected local and state economies. At the same time, its direct effect is being seen in employment. The hotel and restaurant owner in Mussoorie is forced to retrench his staff.

Jagjit Kukreja, secretary of the Mussoorie trade board, said that due to the spread of coronavirus in the world, business in Mussoorie has been affected. The influx of tourists in Mussoorie has reduced considerably. At the same time, the business has reduced due to the closure of schools and other institutions.

DIG/SSP Arun Mohan Joshi held a meeting with all the police officers of the district and the station in-charge, branch in-charge at the police office on Sunday when new cases of coronavirus came to light. During this time he directed everyone to inform his subordinates about the safety and precautions from Corona. Also, on duty, all people must keep masks and sanitizers.

Every employee should be well briefed that duty, as well as prevention of infection, is their priority. Do your duty professionally. Employees employed in night checking will regularly use masks and sanitizers. Also, the police station in-charge was directed to keep the preparation ready to deal with the situation in every way in view of the infection of coronavirus.

On any information received regarding infection, work according to the action plan prepared by the health department and work in coordination with the concerned departments. All the officials were made aware that the infection of this virus can be avoided by taking some precautions. Therefore, while taking care of these things while on duty, discharge your duties with caution.

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