Coronavirus update: The Union Ministry of Railways has extended its Covid 19 guidelines for six months or till further instructions.
"Not wearing masks on the railway premises and on trains can attract a fine of up to Rs 500," the new order reads. The order would come into immediate effect for a period of six months till further instructions are issued in this regard.
Of these, 12,616 new cases and 134 deaths were reported in Kerala in the last 24 hours. Currently, there are 2,44,198 active Covid cases in the country. The cumulative caseload in the country now stands at 3,38,94,312 while 4,49,856 people have succumbed to the infection so far.
With 24,602 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the recovery tally of the country has gone up to 3,32,00,258. The recovery rate stands at 97.95 per cent. A total of 57,86,57,484 tests have been conducted so far.
Meanwhile, 43,09,525 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 92.63 crore.