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Despite Omicron’s concerns, Indians flood tourist destinations

Indians are congesting the market and the number of cases of the rapidly spreading Omicron variant of the coronavirus is increasing, and despite calls from authorities calling for restraint and attention, the purpose of the vacation again I’m taking a packed flight to the ground.
In the coastal state of Goa, which is very popular as a tourist destination for beaches and offshore casinos, hotels operate with an occupancy rate of almost 90%, with about 90 daily flights landing in western states and pre-pandemic air traffic. Pushing back to the level of. ..
“People haven’t celebrated anything for a year. This year, not only holiday makers, but also people celebrating milestone birthdays and weddings. Occupancy is back to pre-Covid levels.” Said Nilesh Shah, head of the state’s top travel organization.
Shah estimated that more than a million tourists invaded Goa in December alone, as Covid-related restrictions were relaxed in most of India and cases of coronavirus reached a year and a half.
However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has warned the state to be vigilant as the number of cases of Omicron variants surged to 358, but no deaths have been reported so far.
“We see a festival, a New Year, and that can cause problems,” government official Vinod Kumar Paul, who advises Modi about the pandemic yesterday, said at a news conference.
Eastern Orissa yesterday announced new restrictions, banning all social gatherings until January 2nd and limiting the number of people who could enter the church at Christmas.
This follows a similar curb unveiled this week in New Delhi’s Indian capital.
In total, India has recorded 34.8 million Covid cases and nearly 480,000 deaths during the pandemic so far.
The Modi administration has competed to inoculate all 944 million adults in the country, with 88% of them given at least one inoculation.



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