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Rohtang tunnel free access auguring doom for localities with Spike in cases

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Shimla, Oct 29

After the commissioning of strategic all-weather Rohtang tunnel virtually becoming a bane to localities keeping Environment and Health issue in concern. After the inauguration by PM Modi, Covid 19 cases were disproportionately increased on day to day basis.

The opening of the entry gate of Lahaul Spiti district just before the winter season may be a boon for people but the way reckless roaming of tourist in the reason or free access to the local people from high loaded Virus area into the Lahaul Spiti valley could be turned in to curse to them if the situation is not handled with more prudence.

Now when the pandemic is heading towards a peak or is on Peak there seemed a sudden spike in the Coronavirus cases in the valley which was among least infested by the global outbreak.

People of Lahaul Spiti district showed utmost sincerity to contain the outbreak as they banned the entry of Cabinet Minister of Jai Ram Thakur Government or local legislator Ramlal Markanda into the valley and even inviting trouble for hundreds of Tribal women, who got booked by the BJP government.

The way people showed the door to the Minister in his own constituency or invited his wrath in lieu of hurting his sentiment seems to expose the lack of wisdom of later as the cases registered a sudden spike in the valley.

Nearly 40 tribal people especially of Rangrik village have been infected with the deadly virus on Wednesday. Realising the risk of further outbreak or spike among others, the entire village has converted into a containment zone with no movement in or out of Rangrik except in case of emergency.

State mounted tally stand up to 21200 now and the death toll at about 300.

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