Since March 15, they have helped 1005 Cantilever Storage Rackspeople get out of the station and carried more than 4,800 pieces of luggage.
The new rules came as India's official number of cases rose above 6,200, including 184 deaths.Experts said authorities need to test more to determine how widely the highly infectious disease has spread in the world's second-most populous country.
The nationwide lockdown was imposed from March 25 for 21 days, with residents permitted to leave their homes only for essential services such as buying groceries and medicine.But the number of cases has continued to rise, with officials blaming a large religious gathering in March where thousands of people congregated for at least 30 percent of patients.On Wednesday numerous neighborhoods and hot spots in Uttar Pradash and Delhi were set to be sealed off, with locals barred from leaving their homes and authorities promising to deliver food and other essential items to their doorsteps.
A favela in Brazil Photos: ICBrazil's health minister said on Wednesday that authorities should hold talks with drug gangs and militia groups in impoverished favela neighborhoods on how to fight against the noval coronavirus.
Brazil, the country hardest hit by the pandemic in Latin America, is bracing for potential devastation if big outbreaks erupt in its favelas, crowded neighborhoods that often lack basic sanitation and health care infrastructure.
Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said the government had to be realistic about who holds power in many such neighborhoods.Homeless people wearing protective face masks perform yoga at the Yamuna sports complex, which has been converted into a temporary shelter for those in need, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against COVID-19 in New Delhi, India on Thursday. Photo: AFP
Hundreds of millions of people in India, including in its two largest cities, were ordered Wednesday to wear face masks or coverings amid a nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.Residents in the capital New Delhi and financial hub Mumbai, which have a combined population of almost 40 million, as well as in the most-populous state Uttar Pradash where 200 million live, will have to cover their faces in public spaces.
"Wearing of facial masks can reduce the spread of coronavirus substantially," Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said late Wednesday."Therefore, it has been decided that facial masks will be compulsory for anyone stepping out of their house."