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Travel During the Coronavirus Outbreak Period in India

After the first wave peaked in September, 2020, a second wave hit India in March, 2021. The number of confirmed cases keeps breaking new records in April. The COVID-19 pandemic in India deteriorated sharply in April this year, with more than 300,000 new confirmed cases in a single day and more than 400,000 cases in early May. In many places, strict prevention measures such as city closure or curfew were taken.

Since June, The number of daily confirmed case has fallen. On June 7, India reported 120,529 new cases and 3,380 new deaths in the last 24 hours, the lowest number of new cases in a single day for nearly two months. Several areas, including the capital New Delhi, have announced further easing of anti-epidemic restrictions.

Train Travel Tips During the Coronavirus Outbreak Period

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Trains waiting to depart

It is recommended that you avoid using public transportation, such as airplanes, trains, the metro, and buses, during the coronavirus outbreak period.

The coronavirus risk is high in crowded places, such as airports and train stations. However, if you are already in India and need to take a train, precautions need to be taken to protect yourself.

  1. Wear a face mask. While on the train or in the train station, wearing a mask properly can reduce the risk of infection. A specialized mask, also known as an N95 respirator, offers more effective protection against the new coronavirus.
  2. A regular surgical face mask is also acceptable if an N95 respirator is not available.
  3. Wash your hands frequently with soap/hand sanitizer and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the restroom or touching an elevator rail or buttons.
  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth before washing your hands. This is because the new coronavirus can transfer to you from your hands after touching surfaces that are contaminated with the virus.
  5. Take your own hand sanitizer and disposable wet tissues with you. Soap or hand sanitizers are not usually available in train stations or on trains. It is a good idea to carry your own.

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