Indian Railways extends Covid guidelines, Rs 500 fine if you fail to wear face masks in rail premises

Indian Railways extends Covid guidelines

Mumbai: Indian Railways on Thursday extended the Covid-related guidelines for six more months or till further instructions. If you fail to wear masks on railway premises and in trains can attract a fine of up to Rs 500,” the notification read.

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“Passengers are requested to read the health advisory guidelines issued by different states before the commencement of their journey to these states,” the Indian Railways Seva wrote on Twitter. The announcement comes on a day when 22,431 people tested positive for Covid-19.

With this, the country’s total tally of coronavirus infections rose to 3,38,94,312, while the active cases declined to 2,44,198, the lowest in 204 days, according to the Union Health Ministry said today. The death toll climbed to 4,49,856 with 318 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases comprise 0.72 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.95 percent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said. A decrease of 2,489 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

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