The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation in Odisha has introduced an odd-even scheme for public transport together with buses, taxis, and auto-rickshaws to limit visitors through the coronavirus outbreak.
But there might be no bar on non-public automobiles, authorities automobiles and automobiles employed by hospitals. This is, nevertheless, not the primary implementation in mild of the spike of COVID-19 instances in India. Ahead of this, authorities in Jammu took a slew of steps to stop the unfold of coronavirus, together with a shutdown of all modes of mass public transport in Jammu district until additional orders, besides SRTC buses.
The SRTC buses will ply solely on the designated routes for the comfort of presidency workers in addition to these travelling in an emergency.
“Other modes of transport such as autorickshaws or taxis with not more than three passengers onboard are also permitted to ply,” a authorities order learn.
“Only medical shops, grocery, and stationery shops will open,” Jammu Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma informed IANS.
He stated different steps embody fumigation of buses and suspension of inter-state bus providers.
Punjab too, in a preventive step to counter the rising coronavirus outbreak within the area, determined to discontinue public transport buses within the state from Saturday midnight.
Accordingly, buses, auto-rickshaws and tempos is not going to be allowed to ply within the state from the midnight of Saturday.
The resolution was taken by a gaggle of ministers who met right here on Thursday to evaluate the state’s preparedness to counter the coronavirus pandemic. It additionally determined to restrict public gatherings to 20 individuals.
The state has reported two optimistic coronavirus instances thus far. One particular person, with journey historical past to Germany and Italy, had died on Wednesday and check experiences on Thursday confirmed that the deceased was contaminated by the dreaded virus.
The different optimistic case has been admitted to a hospital in Amritsar.
The state’s capital, Chandigarh, additionally reported its first optimistic case late on Wednesday night time.