Sumary of Tanzania: J-K Starts Covid-19 Vaccination Drive for People in Tourism Industry:
- As part of efforts to revive Jammu and Kashmir’s tourism industry after the disastrous second COVID-19 wave, the government has started a vaccination drive for people involved in the industry and those who live around the Dal Lake in Srinagar..
- The tourism department, meanwhile, has started to rapidly vaccinate those who are either directly or indirectly involved with the industry so that as more people start to visit the Valley, they may not be at risk..
- This special drive is going to different destinations including Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Nigeen Lake and Dal Lake, popular among tourists in the peak season..
- According to Sarmad Hafeez, Secretary of Tourism, people in the industry within the category of prioritised groups are being vaccinated..
- Several people – houseboat owners, Shikare owners and others who have to interact with a lot of people to earn their living, are getting inoculated,”.
- Over the last week, a number of people involved in the industry – including houseboat owners, boatmen, shop vendors and taxi drivers, can be seen around Dal Lake, where the tourism department has set up vaccination centers..
- “I want to thank the tourism department for inoculating the people who rely on this industry for their living….