COVID-19 positive people found traveling in trains, Indian Railways warns

New Delhi (NVI): A number of passengers who travelled by various trains in India over the last few days have been tested positive, prompting the Indian Railways today to advise people not to travel by passenger and long-distance trains unless absolutely necessary.

“Passengers are advised to avoid non essential travel for the safety of fellow citizens,” said a tweet by Ministry of Railways.

“8 passengers who had travelled on AP Sampark Kranti Express from Delhi to Ramagundam on March 13 have tested positive of COVID-19 yesterday,” said a tweet by the Ministry of Railways.

In another tweet, the ministry said, ”4 passengers travelling on Godan Express (Train 11055) from Mumbai to Jabalpur on March 16 in B1 Coach have been tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. They came to India from Dubai last week. All concerned have been alerted to take necessary action.”

It added, “Such cases are being found on Railways. Public is requested not to travel on passenger and long distance trains unless absolutely necessary. Be safe and keep others safe.”