Coronavirus update: Hotels in Nainital to remain closed till month-end1 min read . Updated: 19 Mar 2020, 04:14 PM IST
- The hotels will be closed from March 20
- The decision comes as a relief to locals as the inflow of tourists, although minimal in recent days was a cause of worry to them
Nainital: Hotels in Nainital will remain closed till March 31 as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The decision for shutting down the hotels was taken by the Nainital Hotel and Restaurant Association in view of the coronavirus threat, NHRA president Dinesh Sah said.
The hotels will be closed from March 20.
Being a popular tourist spot, Nainital receives lakhs of tourists every year and its hotels and restaurants are the most crowded places. The decision comes as a relief to locals as the inflow of tourists, although minimal in recent days was a cause of worry to them.
Sah appealed to all hotels to help implement the decision.
Similarly, Manali Hoteliers Association also announced closure of hotels for tourists. "In a meeting with all tourism stakeholders, it has been decided that after three days all activities should be stopped till March 31 in view of coronavirus. All members are advised not to entertain bookings till month-end," the association said in a statement.
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