Shimla, June 13 (QNN)
film industry have agreed to abide by all the norms put in place by the centre and the state,” Jai Ram Thakur said. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday said the tourism sector in Himachal Pradesh has collapsed due to the coronavirus crisis and for its revival, his government is considering the film industry’s request to reopen the state for shootings. With 475 cases so far, he said, the coronavirus situation in the state is “not alarming” and the recovery rate of patients is very high. The film industry is requesting us to open the state for shooting purposes and they have agreed to abide by all the norms put in place by the centre and the state government. We are looking at it,” Mr Thakur said at a virtual press conference. Himachal Pradesh is one of the world’s favourite tourist destinations but the tourism industry in the state has collapsed due to the coronavirus outbreak and the resultant lockdown, he said. Around 55,000 people associated with the industry have been directly affected by the pandemic and the lockdown. Hotels have been virtually locked since March 20, he added.