People who have not received a single dosage of COVID-19 vaccination will be denied admission to historic sites and monuments in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district, according to an official. Sunil Chavan, the district collector, issued the directives, which went into effect on Tuesday, according to the source. According to him, the district administration took the action after discovering poor immunization rates in the region.
People planning to visit historic sites and monuments must have at least one dosage of the vaccine, according to the directive. The government and commercial tourism-related businesses have been told to make sure their employees are completely vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to the report.
The directive said that tourists visiting ticketed monuments, museums, and destinations like Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad, Ajanta, Ellora, and Pitalkora caves should have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. According to the official, government health organizations have been instructed to conduct vaccination drives and set up vaccination booths in tourist hotspots. According to him, the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has been asked to check whether shops and personnel at tourist destinations have received at least the first dosage of vaccination.
Aside from that, the collector has written to the treasury officer asking him to halt payments and other financial sanctions for employees who have not received a single dosage of vaccine and produced a certificate for the same for the month of November, according to the official. The district collector has also written to the Treasury Officer, instructing him to suspend pay and funding for employees who have not received a single dose of coronavirus vaccination or who have failed to present immunization certificates for the month of November. The Mumbai districts had the newest infections in the state, with 206 cases, followed by the Ahmednagar district, which had 46 cases.