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Responding to the request made by the state government led by Chief Minister Hemant Soren, the Indian Railways has withdrawn movement of two trains in Jharkhand.
The Soren government had cited the reason for the rising number of coronavirus cases in the state. As a result, the railway board has agreed not to play two trains originating from Bihar to Jharkhand from coming Monday.
These two trains are: Patna-Ranchi-Patna Jan Shatabdi Express and the Tata-Danapur Express. In effect, the Patna-Ranchi Jan Shatabdi will ply from Patna to Gaya only.
Notably, Coronavirus cases have jumped to over 3,246(Friday night)in Jharkhand. Soren and his principal secretary Rajiv Arun Ekka have gone into home quarantine after Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) Minister Mithilesh Thakur was found coronavirus positive. They had met each other in a function.
Even JMM legislator Mathura Mahto and 20 scribes in Dhanbad districts have also been infected by the coronavirus.
The Hazaribagh district administration has put the district under lockdown for a week from July 10.