Sindh considers halting train services to stop coronavirus spreading

Pic20-058 LAHORE: May20 – A railway worker sanitizing passengers hands at Lahore Railway Station as passengers travelling their home towns ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr while following the SOPs and maintain social distance after train operations resume two month’s suspension in provincial capital. ONLINE PHOTO by Sajid Rana

Karachi (HRNW) The Sindh government is considering halting railway services for the next 7 to 10 days to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

The decision to allow 70% occupancy in railway carriages would also be revisited, Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho said in a meeting Wednesday.

“Due to people travelling back and forth for the Eid Holidays, the risk of spreading infections is already considerable and we will see Covid-positive cases rising,” she warned.

COVID-19 infections jumped threefold after Eid last year, she said, adding that she expected the same trend this year as well.

 

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