The state government of Himachal Pradesh has taken emergency measures to stop the spread of Coronavirus in the state. News has it that restrictions on the entry of non-sanitised vehicles coming from other parts of India are in full effect. Strict instructions have also been given to spray sodium hypochlorite, every 12 hours, in buses and taxis moving from Himachal to other states.

All banks, offices and shops have also been asked to spray hypochlorite solution twice. Also, switchboards of elevators and hotels as well as buttons fitted on ATM machines have to be sanitised frequently, every day. Reportedly, the door handles in offices have to be cleaned every 10 minutes. In public transport places like bus stations, sanitation sprays have to be done three times a day.

Himachal Pradesh bans entry of non-sanitised vehicles from other states

In addition, people visiting Himachal via buses and taxis will be asked to fill self-declaration forms. Bus conductors and taxi operators will submit these forms to the bus station in-charge and the bus/taxi station in-charge will submit them to the Chief Medical Officer. It has also been made mandatory to put posters informing about the symptoms of Coronavirus across buses, taxis and shops.

According to the news reports, the state government has increased the vigil at the entry points of Himachal Pradesh. Visitors from other regions are being given entry after conducting a proper enquiry about their health condition.

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