The end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021 saw a slight revival of many industries and businesses. With travelling back on its feet again, tourism started to bloom again as restrictions reduced, and people and tourism spots started becoming vigilant and understood the risk of the virus and continued to maintain safety protocols.
The coming of the second wave has totally broken the momentum that was building in the tourism department. The restart of tourist spots being open for people saw government implement big and long-run maintenance projects for these place which are now on hold due to the ongoing wave. The current surge has raised some serious questions among health experts and regular human beings and is questioning their safety in any public environment with or without social distancing.
The state's tourism sector has lost some big money as the current wave is backed up by some post covid conditions and other syndromes, which is creating extra scare and restrictions on all kinds of public gatherings.Tourism is undoubtedly going to stay off the table for a long while now. However, the long reconstruction programs of Golconda and Qutub Shahi Tombs are on hold for a while, and its completion won't help much as tourists will stay off these locations owing to the crowd that builds up at these famous locations in the city.
This year's Ramzan being the second consecutive year under lockdown due to covid19, the famous attraction of Jumerat Bazaar, Charminar and midnight festivities in and around the old city, wore a deserted look as the city was battling an ultimate peak of infections, deaths and scarcities of resources. With things uncertain at the moment, the only way to guarantee revival of tourism is through a drastic drop in the covid situation in the country and state.