The government of Kerala has allowed the reopening of spas and ayurvedic resorts in compliance with the COVID-19 protocols. However, Kerala is one of the worst coronavirus-hit states in India. Till date, it has recorded around 8,07,000 confirmed cases and nearly 3279 deaths. During the lockdown, the Kerala tourism sector had suffered a loss of around ₹15,000 crores, and reopening of the ayurvedic resorts is one of the steps to revive the sector. The Kerala Tourism Minister has directed that these institutions must fully abide by the existing guidelines regarding the functioning of the tourism sector. Meanwhile, Sonakshi Sinha bid goodbye to 2020 from the backwaters of Kerala.
Ayurvedic Spas And Resorts To Operate In Kerala With COVID-19 Protocols
The ayurvedic spas and resorts in Kerala will open up complying with the COVID-19 protocols, as per the orders of the state government. According to a Live Mint report, Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran has said, “Such institutions must be open in full compliance with the Covid protocol. Institutions should take all precautions to ensure hygiene and safety.” They had remained closed for months due to the virus-induced lockdown. The government has also ordered these spas and resorts to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines of the tourism sector strictly. Also, a new picturesque park has opened up in Kerala that is breaking the internet.
Kerala Has A High COVID-19 Positivity Rate
Kerala is one of the Indian states worst hit by the coronavirus. The state has a very high coronavirus positivity rate. On January 10, 2021, Kerala reported around 4545 fresh cases, taking the state’s coronavirus tally to around 8,07,000. Also, six UK returnees in the state have tested positive for the mutant virus. Health Minister K K Shailaja has said, “As many as 50 people who have so far returned to the state from that country had tested positive for Covid-19, among whom six were found to have the new mutated strain of the virus detected there. On the other hand, the tourism sector of Kerala had borne a loss of around a whopping ₹15,000 crores during the prolonged pandemic-induced lockdown. Meanwhile, a year ago, Kerala had emerged as the top trending destination: