North Gazette News
Three more new Covid-19 positive or coronavirus cases have been reported from the hill state of Himachal Pradesh. Two cases were reported from Hamirpur district, which had been free from the clutches of Corona pandemic so far. Sources said that one case is reported from the densely populated Hamirpur town. This has increased the worries of Hamirpur district administration. Sources said that the another case in Hamirpur district has been reported from Jol Sapar Panchayat of Nadaun constituency. While the third Corona positive case was reported from Bhatiyat division of Chamba district.
The corona cases in Himachal pradesh are on surge as the people coming from other states have imposed a great challenge to the state government. As the state of Himachal Pradesh is not a industrial state, so the many of the people go to other states in search of job. The novel coronavirus or Covid-19 has started making its footprints in the new areas of Himachal Pradesh. It has happened from the first time that the Covid-19 positive cases have been reported from Hamirpur district.The maximum number of coronavirus cases have been reported from Una district, which shares borders with Punjab. The number of coronavirus cases in Himachal Pradesh has surged to 38.
While Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today sanctioned Rs. 50 lakh for refreshment for personnel of Police department from HPSDMA COVID-19 State Disaster Response Fund who are on duty in the hospitals and other places during curfew in wake of COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to this, the Chief Minister also sanctioned Rs. 20 lakh for purchase of PPE kits, masks and sanitizers and Rs. 20 lakh for refreshment of employees of Home Guards department from this Fund.The Chief Minister said that state government is committed to provide all necessary safety equipments to the officers and officials of the state government on duty so that they don’t get infected with coronavirus.
HRTC urges people not to trust rumors about operation of public transport services
As per the directions of the union and state government, the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) is not operating any public transport services within and outside the state till further orders. A Spokesperson the HTRC said here today that since at present HRTC has no plans to operate any public transport services, the general public is advised not to trust such rumors or information provided by any other sources or messages on social media.
He said that all existing advance reservations have already been cancelled indefinitely and advance reservations on online booking portal www.hrtchp.com of the HRTC and other private booking portals was also stopped from 21 March, 2020 until further orders.
He clarified that HRTC does not ask for bank details, credit/debit card information, UPI information, pass words, mobile numbers, OTPs etc. through phone calls, Whatsapp, SMS and emails for online bookings. The Corporation does advance reservations only through its online booking portal, mobile App and the process of payment is only through the linked payment gateways, where the customer has to do the transaction at its own only.