Ð : Express web service | New Delhi |
Published : 21. March 2020. 21:47:18
Prime Minister warned people today that they are threatening their health and the health of others and gathering in crowds at train stations and bus stops.
In anticipation of tomorrow’s curfew for Janat in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Maudie on Saturday urged people to stay in every city and avoid unnecessary travel to avoid the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
On Twitter, the Prime Minister said several people were in a hurry to go home in fear of the virus and urged them to stay put and avoid crowded places, as this could increase the risk of the virus spreading.
I call on my brothers and sisters who are moving to their villages for fear of the coronavirus to stay where they are for the next few days. Travelling in the crowd increases the risk of the virus spreading. This will endanger the people in your villages and increase the hardship of your families, he said.
On Sunday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., many people, mostly migrants working in urban areas, rush home in panic because of the emergency decision of the Indian Railways to stop their services throughout the country.
The Prime Minister warned people today that they are endangering their health and the health of others by gathering in crowds at train and bus stations and urged them to avoid unnecessary travel. The total number of new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in India has risen to 283, of which 22 have recovered and four have died, according to the Ministry of Health in its latest briefing.
Given that many trains are cancelled due to the curfew in Janata, Indian Railways decided today that if a train is cancelled within 45 days, passengers who have booked can request a full refund instead of the current three-day rule from the date of travel.
On Thursday the train ran between the 20th and 31st. In March another 84 trains were cancelled. All passengers with cancelled train tickets will be informed individually. No cancellation fee will be charged for these trains. Passengers receive 100% compensation, according to the employee.
All concessions, except for students, patients and disabled people, have also been suspended by the Indian Railways to prevent short journeys. This means that all other train concessions, e.g. for the elderly, farmers, war widows, VIPs, delegates, etc., have so far been suspended.
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