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Why the Disparity, Ask Mumbai Local Train Commuters on Single-Dose Rule for Essential Workers Amid ‘Threat’

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Mumbai local train passenger activists are upset with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s varied Covid vaccination rules for regular commuters and essential category workers as the latter is allowed to travel with a single dose.

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Commuters who have completed 14 days after the second dose of vaccine will get passes after verification of the Vaccination Final Certificate and photo ID for travelling in local trains in Mumbai. On the other hand, essential workers like train hawkers are allowed partially vaccinated.

Passenger activists are concerned that while all regular commuters will have to be full-vaccinated to board the train, they will still be exposed to the threat of infection as just about 50% of essential workers in Thane and 72% in Mumbai are fully vaccinated, therefore leaving room for spread of the disease, The Times of India reported.

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According to the BMC, around 3.04 lakh healthcare and frontline workers in Mumbai have taken both doses of the vaccine. This makes 72% of the essential workers’ category.

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