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Travelling to Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris? E-pass must for tourists from these two states

The Tamil Nadu govt had earlier removed the requirement of e-pass, mandated for purposes like travel in 11 specific districts, as it announced relaxations in Covid-related restrictions. (Twitter)Premium
The Tamil Nadu govt had earlier removed the requirement of e-pass, mandated for purposes like travel in 11 specific districts, as it announced relaxations in Covid-related restrictions. (Twitter)

  • Besides, the decision to open the famous tourist places in the district will be taken after the directions from the state government, the Nilgiris Collector said

Tourists and the general public coming from both Kerala and Karnataka must have e-passes to enter the Nilgiris district, Collector J Innocent Divya said on Monday.

Besides, the decision to open the famous tourist places in the district will be taken after the directions from the state government, the Nilgiris Collector told reporters.

She was speaking on the sidelines of the opening of a 65 lakh Government Sait Memorial Maternity Hospital.

The Tamil Nadu government had earlier removed the requirement of e-pass, mandated for purposes like travel in 11 specific districts, as it announced relaxations in Covid-related restrictions.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu recorded 3,867 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, pushing the tally to 24.96 lakh while 72 deaths in the last 24 hours mounted the toll to 33,006.

According to a medical bulletin, 4,382 people were discharged today, taking the total recoveries to 24,27,988 leaving 35,294 active infections.

Earlier in the day, state Chief Minister MK Stalin in a video message appealed to the people to continue following Covid-19 norms in spite of a dip in the number of cases in the state and easing of restrictions that will come into effect from July 5.

"Though we can say we have reduced the impact of the virus, we cannot say it does not remain. People should not think they need not follow COVID-19 protocols any longer just because relaxations were announced," he said.

Meanwhile, the state capital accounted for 222 new infections, totaling to 5,33,432 to date. The metropolis also leads in the number of fatalities with 8,222 deaths.

As many as 28 districts reported fresh cases below 100 while there were no fresh deaths in 15 districts.

The number of samples tested today was 1,57,791 pushing the cumulative number of specimens examined so far to 3.34 crore.

Two people who tested positive today were returnees from Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, respectively, the bulletin said.

Among the 72 deceased, 15 of them were without commodities or pre-existing illness, the bulletin added.

With agency inputs

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