Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray declared that the arterial suburban train network in Mumbai will be open to fully vaccinated people 14 days after their second injection starting August 15, removing more COVID-19 restrictions but urging people not to relax their guard. “We are currently offering some relief, but if the number of cases increases, we will have to return to lockdown. As a result, I implore you not to encourage another wave of Covid “In a televised address to the state, Mr. Thackeray said.
“Local trains in Mumbai will begin running on August 15 for people who have received both vaccines. We’ll release an app that folks may use to let us know if they’ve taken both doses and when they took the second. Passes can be obtained using the app or from the offices “he stated
“Passengers without smartphones can obtain picture passes from municipal ward offices throughout the city, as well as suburban train stations. These passes will be for local travel and will have QR codes that will allow the railway administration to check their validity. I implore you not to enable anyone to gain passes in an unauthorized manner. Make sure you’re completely vaccinated before you depart”, he added.
“We will announce relaxations about malls, restaurants, and more at a meeting of the Covid task team tomorrow,” the Chief Minister added.
Only critical service workers have access to the large local train system. During the disastrous second wave of COVID-19 in April of this year, regular operations were halted. Mr. Thackeray asked everyone to follow the coronavirus safety guidelines. “We are all aware that we are still recovering from the second wave. There’s also the possibility of a third wave. The federal government has also warned you about this on numerous occasions “he stated
In the last 24 hours, Maharashtra recorded 5,508 new COVID-19 cases, down 553 from yesterday, and 151 deaths.