Millions of Indian migrants to return to their home states

Millions of Indian migrants to return to their home states

Millions of Indian migrants to return to their home states

Written by Staff Writer

30 Apr, 2020 | 1:43 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): India has said millions of people stranded by a nationwide lock down can now return to their home states.

According to a notice issued by India’s Home Ministry, people will need to be screened for symptoms at both source and destination, and be quarantined.

However, the movement of people will be only possible through state Government facilitation, which means people cannot attempt to cross borders on their own.

India has been in lock down to curb the spread of COVID-19 since 24 March.

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the measure, he did so with barely four hours’ notice. This prompted hundreds of thousands to try and flee cities to go back to their villages.

Many of these people were migrant workers those who had come to cities from other states to earn a living.

 

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-52475387

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