As the country battles with COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Railways will operationalise 2,600 more shramik special trains in the next 10 days to provide relief to migrants. In a major decision, the Ministry of Railways took the initiative which is expected to benefit 36 lakh stranded passengers across the country.
In its latest phase, the lockdown has been eased considerably. Outside of containment zones, the only activities closed across India are passenger flights, metro rail, hotels and in-restaurant dining, malls and entertainment parks, educational establishments, places of worship, auditoriums, gyms and swimming pools, and all gatherings for cultural, political, etc reasons. All other activities are permitted.
Indian Naval Ship (INS) Jalashwa which departed from Male, the Maldives on Saturday carrying 588 Indian nationals, entered Kochi harbour in Kerala on Sunday.