Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway has directed to remove blankets from I, II and III tier AC coaches in wake of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) being declared a worldwide pandemic. Also, for additional hygiene, toilets in trains will be washed at all major stations.
The announcement was made today by ECoR PRO J P Mishra.
Yesterday, Odisha government declared COVID-19 as a ‘disaster’ for the State under the provisions of Disaster Management Act, 2005 to adequately empower public officials to combat the spread of the disease. Educational institutions, Non-essential official gatherings and social gatherings have also been put on hold until the end of the month, on the direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.