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INDIA: Rail Coach Factory Kapurthala restarted production after 28 days of lockdown on April 23. A total 3 744 employees living in the RCF township have been permitted to return to work, and issued with a safety kit of masks, sanitiser bottle and soap.

Workers are being called in three shifts, with gaps between entry, meal and exit timings and body temperature scans at the entrance gates. Every vehicle entering RCF premises passes through a mist sanitiser tunnel.

The Lala Lajpat Rail Hospital on the RCF site has provided separate facilities for patients with Covid-19 symptoms, including a 24-bed quarantine facility and eight-bed isolation ward.

Despite the limited resources available, RCF Kapurthala turned out a LHB High capacity parcel van and one luggage/generator car in the first two days.

Other Indian Railways production units will resume activity as and when advised by state governments.