Covid Returns To Haunt Tourism Industry In Agra, New Year Festivities Spiked
Agra, December 29 (TNA) Fears of the return of the pandemic have sent shock waves in tourism circles in Agra, which has been badly hit in the last two years. District authorities have strictly enforced the night curfew and upped testing samples. Special teams have been deployed at railway stations, airport and bus stands. The number of samples tested was more than 4000 on Monday.
The number of active Covid-19 cases is five. So far 15,52,413 people have been administered both the doses.
As the number of tourists visiting the Taj Mahal has been more than 30,000 on Saturday and Sunday, district officials have made special arrangements to implement Covid protocol and conduct random tests of visitors.
Authorities expect a big rush at the weekend when new year eve revellers are expected to visit Mathura and Vrindavan to start the new year on an auspicious note. The alarm created by the fear of the third wave has dampened the spirits in the hospitality industry. Restrictions could affect bookings, hoteliers fear.