Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday lauded the Central and the state government for helping citizens amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Taking to Twitter, he stated that "In this war against Corona, the Central and State Government have made every effort to make sure the citizens do not have to go through a lot of trouble."
Speaking about the Centre's initiative to arrange special trains for the stranded citizens, the Chief Minister said, "In this direction, the central government has arranged special trains to take the stranded labourers/workers, students, tourists to their homes." In another tweet, he lauded and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal for starting the initiative. He added, "Everybody needs to be patient. By following the rules made for the health and safety of the passengers, everyone will be taken to their houses safely."
कोरोना के विरुद्ध इस युद्ध में हर एक नागरिक को कम से कम परेशानी हो, इसके लिए केंद्र व प्रदेश सरकार ने हर संभव प्रयत्न किए हैं।— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) May 3, 2020
इसी दिशा में केंद्र सरकार ने लॉकडाउन में फंसे श्रमिकों/कामगारों, विद्यार्थियों, पर्यटकों को घर पहुंचाने के लिए स्पेशल ट्रेनों की व्यवस्था की है।
इस स्वागतयोग्य पहल के लिए हम आदरणीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी एवं रेल मंत्री श्री @PiyushGoyal जी का आभार प्रकट करते हैं। सबको धैर्य रखने की जरूरत है।— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) May 3, 2020
यात्रियों के स्वास्थ्य एवं सुरक्षा हेतु जो नियम बनाए हैं,उनका अक्षरशः पालन करते हुए सबको सुरक्षित घर तक पहुंचाया जाएगा।
The Indian Railways has launched an initiative wherein special trains will run from specific destinations to the hometowns of several stranded migrants, labour workforce, students, pilgrims, tourists and special requirement of persons amid the lockdown. According to reports, the state authorities and Indian Railways will work in a collaborative effort to minimize contact through special social distancing and running the trains at a set percentage of its capacity.
Railways start 'Shramik Special' Trains to move migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places due to lock down— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) May 1, 2020
Trains will be run from point to point on the request of both the concerned State Governmentshttps://t.co/XlDGtrmQXN pic.twitter.com/cFQkkZuZSS
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday issued a notification extending the nationwide lockdown by two weeks from May 4. The notification states the considerable relaxations in districts falling in green and orange zones allowed by MHA, will continue to remain in place. The Union Health Ministry has divided all districts across the nation as red (classified based on total active cases, doubling rate, the extent of testing and surveillance), orange (those neither in green or red zones), and green zones (Zero cases for past 21 days).
According to the latest update from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, the number of total Coronavirus cases in the country has climbed to 40,263, including 28,070 active cases. While 1,306 deaths have been reported overall, around 10,887 people have been cured/discharged/migrated. Meanwhile, Maharashtra and Delhi have the highest number of cases in the country.