Uttarakhand police have caught 13 tourists who came to Dehradun with a fake RT-PCR negative report. News agency ANI has reported that they were arrested in the Clement Town area.
ANI has further informed that four people accused of making fake documents and registered a case. They said that 100 fake RT-PCR negative reports have been detected till now.
Earlier, Mussoorie and Nainital have seen a huge influx of tourists in the past few weeks, since the pandemic curbs were relaxed by the Uttarakhand government. The overall curfew is continuing till July 20 and the state government has given many relaxations to resume economic activities.
The Union Health Ministry and the state government has reported that they are concerned over tourists thronging the popular holiday destinations wither to escape heat in the northern plains or to just move out of their homes.
The state government has made carrying RT-PCR reports, not older than 72 hours, before coming to the state. The police have increased surveillance and set up checkposts at border points to catch the violators. Earlier, Uttarakhand Police sent back 8,000 people headed to Mussoorie and Nainital. The state government has also cancelled the Kanwar Yatra to check the spread of Covid-19.