India to restart some passenger trains even though coronavirus infections jump

first_imgA fifth of India’s cases of coronavirus come from the densely populated cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Pune, which are also major centers of economic activity.Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said three-fourths of Delhi’s cases of coronavirus were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms and did not need hospital treatment.”Overall corona figures [are] rising in Delhi but at the same time people are getting cured and going back home safe. Now we’ve to learn to live with corona,” he said.India’s rising numbers of infections are also the result of increased testing, which has grown from 2,000 tests per day in late March, to 85,000 to 90,000 a day now, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research, the government’s top body leading the fight against the disease.Modi was due to hold a meeting with state chief ministers later on Monday to determine a path out of the lockdown even as infections spread.Passengers taking the trains that will start up on Tuesday will have to wear masks and undergo screening at the stations, a government official said. “Thereafter, Indian Railways shall start more special services on new routes,” the government said in a statement. The rail network, among the world’s largest, carries over 20 million people each day and is the lifeline for people living in far flung corners of the country.The announcement late on Sunday of the restart of some train service came on the same day India’s coronavirus infections jumped by 4,214, the most ever, to 67,152.India’s rail, road, and air services were suspended in March to stop infections from spreading into the country’s interior, but the number of cases has kept rising each day. Officials say the spread of the disease would be worse if Modi’s stringent restrictions had not been put in place.The number of people who have died from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, has reached 2,206, the ministry of health also said on Monday. India announced a limited reopening of its giant rail network beginning on Tuesday after a nearly seven-week lockdown, despite also reporting its biggest single-day jump in coronavirus cases.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has faced increasing calls to end his government’s stringent lockdown of the nation’s 1.3 billion population, with political parties, businesses and citizens saying the containment measures have destroyed the livelihoods of millions that rely on daily wages for sustenance.The shutdown, which has been repeatedly extended to stave off a surge in infections, is in force until May 17. Ahead of that, though, the railway ministry said it would gradually restart passenger services with 15 trains from Tuesday, connecting Delhi to Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and other big cities.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Sports Hall in Grbavica officially opened!

first_imgWith more than 2.000 citizens and numerous invitees attending the opening ceremony, the sports hall in Grbavica, the third largest in the Sarajevo Canton and the largest in the Municipality of Novo Sarajevo, was officially opened yesterday.Opening ceremony was attended by representatives of all levels of authority in BiH, representatives of the diplomatic core, prominent sports individuals and sports association, as well as numerous citizens of Sarajevo.This sports hall, the biggest investment of the Municipality of Novo Sarajevo, was opened on that particular date for a reason – it was opened on the same day the Grbavica settlement was reintegrated after the termination of the siege of Sarajevo. This was a gift of the Municipality to all citizens of Grbavica and the Sarajevo Canton.Constriction of this sports hall began in September 2010. First stage of works included construction and artisanal works, works on the placing of rough installations were completed in the second stage, while the third stage referred to the procurement and mounting of sports and other equipment for the hall. The hall meets all European standards for indoor sports and it is also equipped for organizing cultural and festival events.In addition to the large hall, the facility also includes an underground garage, bowling alley, a shooting range, a small hall for table tennis and fighting sports, dressing rooms and other ancillary rooms for athletes, VIP lounges, fitness hall, as well as press cabins and administration offices.(Source: read more

Fighting escaping hoping Fleeing Nicaragua

first_imgHave you seen our video series “Fleeing Nicaragua” yet? The three part series give room to the voices of three refugees from Nicaragua.. They talk about their escape and hopes for the country’s future.Part 1: The escapePart 2: Joining forces against the governmentPart 3: Fight another day Facebook Comments Related posts:Fighting for women’s issues with art Jaguars: a symbol of Costa Rica Slothy Sunday Three days of mountain biking through Costa Ricalast_img