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Ahmedabad Day 1: 11% of Kumbh returnees test +veAhmedabad: At least 11% of 313 passengers, who were tested at Sabarmati railway station on their way back after attending the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, have tested positive.

Western railway, following state government’s directive to check passengers coming from Haridwar, set up a special rapid antigen testing facility at the station in coordination with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.

A total of 313 passengers who were returning by Yoga Express were checked. Of these, 34 tested positive. A senior AMC official said that these are just those who were tested positive, there might be another 10-15% passengers who have symptoms but may not have been tested positive in rapid antigen test

All those who tested positive have been quarantined at the Samras hostel facility. A senior civic official said that these passengers had arrived by Yoga Express around 3pm. Officials said that as per message from AMC, Covid testing will be done in the train even on Sunday.

Yoga Express is the only train which comes to Ahmedabad from Haridwar. He said all these passengers should be allowed to enter the city after getting their RT-PCR test done as it has been the case for other travellers.


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