Unaware tourists left in a lurch as destinations shut down over COVID-19
Athirappilly (Thrissur): Many travellers, who arrived at tourist places without knowing that they were closed down as part of Coronavirus (COVID-19) preventive measures, were left in a lurch and had to return home disappointed. Most of the tourists were foreigners and people from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
The tourists said that they did not know that the tourist places were closed down and entry was banned. Following this, the tourists returned after seeing the waterfalls from the viewpoint on the roadside. Only very few hotels were opened in Athirappilly region. Many of the roadside vendors had shut their stalls also.
Health department had instructed resorts, homestays and hotels to report before allotting rooms to foreign and domestic tourists coming from Corona-infested places. As the travel package of two foreign travellers was cancelled, they were asked to stay in for 14 days in the hotel they are presently accommodated.