Indian Railways has Further Exptended Covid-19 Regulations, and Violating Them Now Involves a Rs. 500 Penalty

The Ministry of Railways through a notification has intimated that they have extended the Covid-19 related restrictions for another six months. This means that the existing Covid-19 related restrictions will continue to remain in force at least till 16th April.

“Passengers are advised to study the health warning guidelines published by various states before beginning their travel to these states,” the Indian Railways Seva posted on Twitter.

According to a board decision, the restrictive order was scheduled to be in effect until September but has now been extended for another six months. It is noteworthy to mention here that Indian Railways have been updating its regulations and policies as per the policies of Government of India, during this covid-19 pandemic. The government has mostly implemented its vaccination drive through CoWin application registration.

The Railway Board issued an order on April 17 instructing zones to guarantee that everyone on railway facilities, including trains, wear face masks or face coverings.

It has instructed the zones to punish people found without such masks up to $500 under the Indian Railways (Penalties for Activities Affecting Cleanliness at Railway Premises) Rules, 2012.

According to the directive, the penalty would be applied by authorised railway authorities.

The news came on the same day that 22,431 persons confirmed for Covid-19. As per the Union Health Ministry, this brings the country’s overall number of coronavirus infections to 3,38,94,312, while active cases fell to 2,44,198, the lowest in 204 days.

According to figures updated at 8 a.m., the death toll has risen to 4,49,856, with 318 new fatalities.

For the past 13 days, the daily increase in new coronavirus infections has been less than 30,000.

The active cases account for 0.72 percent of overall infections, the lowest since March 2020, whereas the nationwide Corona recovery rate was 97.95 %, the greatest since March 2020, according to the government.

In the last 24 hours, the effective Covid-19 caseload has decreased by 2,489 patients.

On Wednesday, 14,09,825 tests were carried out, bringing the total number of tests carried out in the nation for the detection of Covid-19 to 57,68,03,867.

The daily positivity rate was calculated to be 1.57 percent. It has been less than 3% over the previous 38 days. The optimism rate for the week was 1.68 percent. According to the government, it has been below 3% for the past 104 days.

The number of persons who have recovered from the sickness has risen to 3,32,00,258, with a case fatality rate of 1.33 percent.

The total number of doses provided in the country as part of the statewide Covid-19 immunisation effort has surpassed 92.63 crore.

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