Many Mmgrant workers who had returned to their native places due to COVID-19 lockdown returned to their workplaces. Lockdown has impacted businesses across the country. A migrant worker said, "I am from Bihar. Recently, I got a call from my employer that work has started here so I am back now." Ministry of Home Affairs announced further relaxations in Unlock 2.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 28 appealed to all countrymen to not be careless as the COVID-19 cases in the nation continue to rise. He said, "As compared to Lockdown, we need to be even more careful now during Unlock. If you don't wear masks, follow social distancing and other precautions, you put yourself as well as others at risk. I appeal to all countrymen to not be careless." PM Modi today addressed the 66th edition of his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'.
Himachal Pradesh has decided to open the state for tourists and the tourism department. The state government will issue standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the functioning of the tourism industry.Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said, "As far as tourism is concerned, the tourists will have to come minimum for five to seven days and SOPs would be issued by Monday."
In a viral video, police personnel were seen being beaten up by people. The incident happened in Himachal Pradesh's Dadasiba. While speaking to media persons, Kangra SP V Ranjan said, "People were angry over a death case. We've noted their concerns and are investigating it. Also, we've registered case in connection with manhandling of the personnel."
The supply of tomatoes in Delhi's vegetable markets is low due to monsoon, extreme heat and other agricultural reasons. The wholesale rate of tomatoes is Rs 30-32 per kg in Okhla Vegetable Market. The tomatoes will be supplied at Rs 50-60 per kg in the local markets of national capital. Delhi vegetable markets are getting tomatoes from Himachal Pradesh's Shimla and Sunder Nagar these days. While speaking to ANI, the owner of Delhi Tomato Company, Fazlu Rehman said, "It is expected to stay like this till July end. Many farmers destroyed their tomato produce due to less demand. High quality tomatoes are being sold at Rs 32 per kg."
An awareness and training programme for COVID-19 was held in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla on June 24. The programme was organised by Tourism Industry Stakeholders Welfare Association. All the stakeholders from tourism industry gathered to plan their strategies. Shimla is the first city in the country to start such awareness programme. While speaking to ANI, the President of Tourism Industry Stakeholders Association, Mohinder Seth said, "Shimla is first city in the country to take such initiative. We will train hotel staff so tourists feel safe." There are 324 active cases of COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh.