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Crowd swarm trains as Wuhan lifts outbound travel ban

Big data from Wuhan traffic police forecasted the expressways would see the peak of outbound vehicles on Wednesday.

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Wuhan, April 8 : As cars queued up at expressway toll gates and passengers prepared to board trains to leave Wuhan, the megacity in central China started lifting outbound travel restrictions from Wednesday after almost 11 weeks of lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19.

At Fuhe toll gate in nothern Wuhan, cars honked horns and rushed out after barricades were removed at midnight, Xinhua news agency reported.

Guo Lei, who ran a business in Wuhan, drove his car with six other people aboard to the toll gate at around 8.40 p.m. and waited for a homebound trip.

“I can’t wait returning to my hometown,” said Guo, a native of east China’s Shandong Province. “I have lived in Wuhan for eight years. During the Spring Festival holiday, my relatives came to the city and helped me deliver goods. We were all stranded here due to the epidemic.”

Big data from Wuhan traffic police forecasted the expressways would see the peak of outbound vehicles on Wednesday.

As more enterprises resume their operations, Wuhan has seen an increase of nearly 400,000 vehicles in transit in the past half month, and the number is expected to reach 1.8 million after Wednesday, according to the city’s traffic police.

Traffic police will release real-time traffic information through radio stations, online social platforms, and map apps.

“I’m very happy to see the lockdown was lifted. The reopening of outbound traffic represents the epidemic situation has improved, and our hard work over the past two months has paid off,” said Fang Jing, a staff member of an expressway toll station in Wuhan.

“We still need to protect ourselves from the virus and remind passengers to pay attention to personal health since the epidemic is not yet over,” Fang added.

At Wuchang Railway Station, a total of 442 passengers jumped on the train K81 early Wednesday, which is heading for Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province.

More than 55,000 passengers are expected to leave Wuhan by train on Wednesday, and about 40 percent of them are going to the Pearl River Delta Region. A total of 276 passenger trains will leave Wuhan for Shanghai, Shenzhen and other cities.

The railway authorities required passengers to scan health codes and have temperatures checked when entering the stations and wear masks to reduce the risks of infection.

Workers have disinfected bullet trains, the entrance and exits, waiting halls and platforms of the railway stations in advance.

Wuhan Tianhe International Airport started resuming domestic passenger flights early Wednesday. The airport is expected to see more than 200 inbound and outbound flights on the day, according to the airport.

On January 23, Wuhan declared unprecedented traffic restrictions, including suspending the city’s public transport and all outbound flights and trains, in an attempt to contain the epidemic.

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No quarantine for asymptomatic passengers coming to Delhi

The guidelines said, in case any symptoms develop, they should inform the district surveillance officer or the state call centre.

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New Delhi, May 25 : The Delhi government on Monday issued guidelines for the passengers coming to the national capital on flights, trains and buses, saying the asymptomatic ones will be allowed to go with advice that they will self-monitor their health for 14 days.

In an order, the Delhi Directorate General of Health Services also linked the health facilities with the airport, railway station and ISBTs for symptomatic passengers.

As per the order, the symptomatic passengers coming in flights at the Indira Gandhi International Airport will be transported in CATS ambulances to the Safdarjung Hospital.

For the New Delhi, Old Delhi and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Stations, it will be the Northern Railway Central hospital, and for symptomatic passengers at the Anand Vihar Railway Station and ISBT, Dr. Hedgewar Arogya Sansthan has been assigned.

Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital will be the destination for the passengers coming at the Sarai Rohilla Railway Station.

For those from the Maharana Pratap ISBT, the Aruna Asaf Ali government hospital has been assigned.

The guidelines for domestic travel through air, train or inter-state buses, also make thermal screening, social distancing and Arogya Setu app on mobile essential.

It directs that the dos and don’ts should be provided along with tickets to the travellers by the agencies concerned.

“All passengers shall be advised to download Arogya Setu app on their mobile devices. Suitable announcement about Covid-19 including precautionary measures to be followed shall be made at airports, railway stations, bus terminals and in flights, trains and buses,” the guidelines said.

It says the agencies concerned — airport health authority, railways and the transport department should ensure that all passengers should undergo thermal screening at the point of departure and exit and only asymptomatic passengers are allowed to board the flight, train or bus.

“During boarding and travel, all passengers shall use face covers/masks. They will also follow hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene and maintain environmental hygiene.”

At all the points, required measures to ensure social distancing should be taken, the guidelines for domestic travel — air, train, inter-state bus — say.

“The airports, railway stations and bus terminals should be regularly sanitised and disinfected and availability of soaps and sanitisers shall be ensured.”

The asymptomatic passengers, who will be permitted to go with the advice that they will self-monitor their health for 14 days, have been directed to inform the DDMA helpline number concerned or the state helpline number, if they develop any symptoms.

Those found symptomatic, it said, will be isolated and taken to the nearest health facility linked with each transport hub, and assessed there for clinical severity.

“Those having moderate or severe symptoms will be admitted to dedicated Covid Health facilities and managed accordingly.”

The guidelines also said that those having mild symptoms will be given the option of home isolation or isolated in the Covid Care Centre (both public and private facilities) appropriate and tested as per ICMR protocol.

“If positive, they will continue in Covid Care Centre and will be managed as per clinical protocol. If negative, the passenger may be allowed to go home, isolate himself/herself and self monitor his/her health for further seven days.”

The guidelines said, in case any symptoms develop, they should inform the district surveillance officer or the state call centre.

While special trains have been running to and from Delhi since May 12, domestic flights started on Monday. More trains will be running from June 1.

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No quarantine, Arogya Setu essential for those coming to Delhi

While special trains are running to and from Delhi since May 12, domestic flights will start operating from May 25. More trains will be running from June 1.

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New Delhi, May 24 : Making thermal screening, social distancing and Arogya Setu app on mobile essential, the Delhi government on Sunday directed all departments to follow the guidelines issued by the Central government for domestic travel through air, train or inter-state buses, and stressed only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed.

In an order signed by Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority allowed Delhi’s Department of Health and Family Welfare to issue requisite SOPs for implementation of these guidelines, if required.

Dev, in his capacity as Chairperson, State Executive Committee, “directs all authorities concerned to ensure compliance of the guidelines dated May 24 issued by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in letter and spirit”.

The guidelines for domestic travel — air, train, inter-state bus — says the dos and don’ts should be provided along with tickets to the travellers by the agencies concerned.

“All passengers shall be advised to download Arogya Setu app on their mobile devices. Suitable announcement about Covid-19 including precautionary measures to be followed shall be made at airports, railway stations, bus terminals and in flights, trains and buses,” the guidelines issued on Sunday said.

It says the states and the Union Territories should ensure that all passengers should undergo thermal screening at the point of departure and exit and only asymptomatic passengers are allowed to board the flight, train or bus.

“During boarding and travel, all passengers shall use face covers/masks. They will also follow hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene and maintain environmental hygiene.”

At all the points, required measures to ensure social distancing should be taken, it said.

“The airports, railway stations and bus terminals should be regularly sanitised and disinfected and availability of soaps and sanitisers shall be ensured.”

For the asymptomatic passengers, the guidelines said they will be permitted to go with the advice that they will self-monitor their health for 14 days.

“In case, they develop any symptoms, they shall inform the district surveillance officer or the state/national call centre (1075).”

Those found symptomatic, it said, will be isolated and taken to the nearest health facility. They will be assessed for clinical severity at the health facility.

“Those having moderate or severe symptoms will be admitted to dedicated Covid Health facilities and managed accordingly.”

The guidelines also said that those having mild symptoms will be given the option of home isolation or isolated in the Covid Care Centre (both public and private facilities) appropriate and tested as per ICMR protocol.

“If positive, they will continue in Covid Care Centre and will be managed as per clinical protocol. If negative, the passenger may be allowed to go home, isolate himself/herself and self-monitor his/her health for further seven days.”

The guidelines said, in case, any symptoms develop they should inform the district surveillance officer or the state national call centre (1075).

While special trains are running to and from Delhi since May 12, domestic flights will start operating from May 25. More trains will be running from June 1.

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All states except Andhra, Bengal to resume flights on Monday

Domestic flight services resume on Monday after around two months of suspension amid the nationwide lockdown.

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New Delhi, May 24 : States across the country will resume domestic flight services on Monday except Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, said Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri.

Airports in Andhra Pradesh will resume services on Tuesday, May 26, and West Bengal will restart on Thursday, May 28.

Earlier on Sunday evening, IANS had reported on the delayed resumption of flight services in West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh.

“It has been a long day of hard negotiations with various state govts to recommence civil aviation operations in the country. Except Andhra Pradesh which will start on 26/5 & West Bengal on 28/5, domestic flights will recommence across the country from tomorrow,” Puri tweeted.

In another tweet, the minister said that starting Monday, there will be limited flights from Mumbai and as per approved one-third schedule from other airports in the state.

For Tamil Nadu, he said that there will be maximum 25 daily arrivals in Chennai, but there would be no limit on number of departures.

“As per request of state govt, operations in Andhra Pradesh will recommence on limited scale from 26 May. For Tamil Nadu, there will be max 25 arrivals in Chennai but there’s no limit on number of departures. For other airports in TN, flights will operate as in other parts of country,” Puri said.

Domestic flight services resume on Monday after around two months of suspension amid the nationwide lockdown.

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