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Lockdown in India: Seriously ill, pregnant women must avoid train travel

Piyush Goyal tweeted, "I appeal to people suffering from serious ailments, pregnant women & those above 65 years & below 10 years of age to travel only when necessary

Passengers wearing protective face masks wait at a railway station following cancellation of trains in the wake of coronavirus pandemic in Jammu
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Passengers wearing protective face masks wait at a railway station following cancellation of trains in the wake of coronavirus pandemic in Jammu

BS Web Team New Delhi
Days after nine deaths were reported on-board Shramik Special trains, the Indian Railways on Friday appealed to people not to travel on these trains if they are suffering from pre-existing health conditions.
At least nine passengers were reported dead on May 27 over a span of 48 hours on board the migrant trains, with the railways stating that all of them had health conditions.

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted, "I appeal to people suffering from serious ailments, pregnant women & those above 65 years & below 10 years of age to travel only when necessary in Shramik Trains"

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First Published: May 29 2020 | 2:28 PM IST

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