Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Fully Vaccinated people will be allowed in Train from August 15

Fully Vaccinated people will be allowed in Train from August 15

Mumbai's suburban train network will be opened from August 15 to fully vaccinated people after their second jab of 14 days,

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray announced on Sunday, easing more COVID-19 curbs but imploring people not to let their guard down.

Mr. Thackeray said in a televised address to the state.

"We are providing some relaxations for now but if corona cases rise, we will have to utilize to lockdown once again. So I appeal people not to invite another wave of Covid,"

He said.

"Local trains in Mumbai will restart from August 15 for people who have been fully vaccinated. We will start an app where people can update if they have taken double dose of corona vaccine and when they took their second dose. People can take passes either from app or from offices," 

He added.

"Passengers who don't have a smartphone can take photo passes from municipal ward offices in the city as well as suburban railway stations. These passes are for local travel which will have QR codes so that the railway administration can verify their authenticity. I urge you not to allow anyone to obtain passes illegally. Get fully vaccinated and travel," 

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Chief Minister said.

"After a meeting of Covid task force tomorrow, we will announce relaxations about malls, restaurants, and more,"

The vast local train service is currently open to only essential service workers. Regular operations were shut down in April this year during the devastating second wave of COVID-19.

Mr. Thackeray urged people to follow coronavirus safety rules. "We all know that we have not yet fully recovered from the second wave. There is also the risk of a potential third wave. The central government has also repeatedly warned you about this," he said.

Maharashtra reported 5,508 new COVID-19 cases - 553 fewer than yesterday - and 151 deaths in the last 24 hours.

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