A 60-year-old woman from the US and her 42-year-old friend from Himachal Pradesh had come from Goa to Rishikesh on June 19 and stayed at a local hotel. Meanwhile, they met a 56-year-old woman from Germany, who had been staying at another hotel in Rishikesh since she arrived here from Dehradun on May 7.
Muni Ki Reti police station SHO RK Saklani told TOI, “As they had a plan to visit Himachal, they gave their samples for Covid-19 test at AIIMS, Rishikesh, and found to be positive for the novel coronavirus, following which hotel staff and other tourists staying in both hotels were quarantined.
“We found the owner of the hotel where the German woman was staying at allowed her to live in the hotel even as the government had then prohibited the entry of tourists. A case has been registered against the hotel owner under relevant sections of the Pandemic Act and the Disaster Management Act,” said the SHO.