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Mumbai: Unvaccinated passengers are still not allowed in local trains

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            After the Bombay High Court asked the Maharashtra government if it was willing to withdraw its notification from last year prohibiting unvaccinated passengers from travelling on local trains in the city, the Maharashtra government announced on Tuesday that the Covid restrictions for unvaccinated people on local trains remain in effect.

Only passengers who have gotten both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination and have finished 14 days after the second jab are permitted to travel on Mumbai suburban trains, according to previous instructions issued by the state government.

The government also emphasised the need of Covid-appropriate behaviour, such as mask use, regular sanitization, and physical isolation, among other things.

Covid restrictions will be implemented; unvaccinated travellers will be denied entry.

The Maharashtra government asserted on Tuesday that Covid restrictions on unvaccinated passengers, including those travelling on local trains and other modes of public transportation, remain in effect, and that citizens and establishments must continue to abide by the restrictions as long as they remain in effect. “These limits are required to limit the spread of Covid-19”, the ministry stated.

The directives issued on October 8, October 26, 2021, and January 8, 9, and 31 remain in effect in Maharashtra, according to the state administration, whereas the orders and SOPs issued in July and August last year have been rescinded.

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