MANSEHRA: The local administration of Mansehra has sealed 28 hotels in Balakot, Naran, Kaghan and Shogran after 47 staff members of hotels were tested positive for coronavirus.
The Health Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in cooperation with the Kaghan Development Authority conducted tests of 800 people working at different hotels from Garhi Habibullah to Naran.
The relevant departments have carried disinfection sprays, while two restaurants and three hotels were sealed in Naran.
Hotel Association Naran President Mutiullah said that six people affected of COVID-19 belonging to Punjab were sent to their homes. The local administration said that the decision to seal hotels was taken in a bid to contain spread of coronavirus in the region.
On the other hand, Chief Minister’s Special Assistant for Information and Local Government Kamran Bangash said no restriction on tourist places was being cogitated. In a bid to contain spread of coronavirus, the Kaghan Development Authority and local administration had collected samples of hotel staffers, he added.
He said smart lockdown was imposed in the hotels sealed after surfacing of fresh viral infection cases. He appealed to the tourists and tour operators to adopt precautionary measures and standard operating procedures against the virus.