After months-long closure due to COVID-19, Kerala beaches reopen for public from today

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Tourism stakeholders feel that the reopening of the beaches along with the hill stations would instill a renewed energy in the state holiday industry.

 

After months-long closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the panoramic beaches of Kerala reopened for public from today. 

The tourism sector in the state had been hit following the outbreak of the virus and the global coronavirus scare. 

As part of the unlock process, the government had decided to open the tourism centres in the state in two phases. 

Accordingly, in the first phase; the hill stations, adventure resorts and backwater tourism centres including houseboats were reopened on October 12, strictly adhering to the Covid protocol. 

In the second phase, the beach tourism destinations will reopen on November 1, the Kerala Day.

Tourism stakeholders feel that the reopening of the beaches along with the hill stations would instill a renewed energy in the state holiday industry.

However, during this pandemic period, only domestic tourists can be expected in the beach resorts though it was used to be preferred by foreign tourists more.

Kerala has reported 91,297 active cases, 3,40,324 recoveries and 1,484 deaths, so far.

 

With inputs from PTI

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