Coronavirus has become the biggest threat to mankind. It has taken more than 16,328 lives so far, and the infection is increasing at an alarming rate.
The number of infected patients in the country has crossed 490 on Monday, while the death toll has reached 9. After the rapid spread of coronavirus, more than 548 districts of 30 states and union territories have been under complete lockdown.
Meanwhile, the Indian Railway Ministry has appealed to the people to stay in their homes and avoid going outside. It was said on behalf of the Ministry of Railway’s twitter account – “Indian Railways never stopped even during the war, please understand the seriousness of the circumstances and stay at home.”
भारतीय रेल कभी युद्धकाल में भी नहीं रुकी
कृपया परिस्थितियों की गम्भीरता समझिए
घर में ही रहिये।
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) March 23, 2020
Earlier Indian Railways said that “All railway operations will be suspended till March 31 in due to coronavirus outbreak in India. All passenger train services on Indian Railways, including premium train services, mail/express trains, passenger trains, suburban trains, Delhi Metro, Mumbai Metro, Kolkata Metro, Konkan Railways, etc. have been canceled till March 31, and trains finishing their journeys will be terminated at the point. Only goods trains will run from March 22 midnight till March 31 midnight”.
Strengthening precautions against COVID-19, Railways has decided that no passenger train will run up to 31st March.
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) March 22, 2020
The central government has asked the private companies not to lay off employees nor cut their wages in the hour of this corona crisis.
Secretary, Ministry of Labor and Employment, Hiralal Samaria has sent a letter in this regard to the Chief Secretaries of all states. His letter reads, “It is suggested to all public and private companies that they will not lay off any employees during this period of crisis, nor will they cut their salary. Even if an employee takes leave, he will be considered on duty and payment will be made for it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already made such an appeal to the private companies to allow the employees to work from home.
Total positive cases of coronavirus so far are 3,73,885, including 16,328 deaths. The deadly virus which started from Wuhan China has now spread throughout the globe. Italy is the worst affected with more than 6,000 deaths so far.