Facilitate movement of asymptomatic stranded persons: MHA to States, UTs

Facilitate movement of asymptomatic stranded persons: MHA to States, UTs

Tasaduq Hussain

Srinagar, Apr 29: The Government of India Wednesday ordered to all the States and Union Territories to facilitate inter-state movement of stranded people including migrant labourers, students and other workers. However, it claimed that all the persons will be medically screened at source and destination who would later be kept under home quarantine as per the guidelines.

An order available with KNO issued by the Ministry Of Home Affairs (MHA), stated that the transportation of asymptomatic people stranded in parts of country will be allowed and all the persons will have to be examined by local medical authority.

As per official figures over  twenty five  thousand people including, labourers, students, pilgrims and others from union territory of Jammu and Kashmir who made despite appeals to government in recent days  are stranded in parts of India due to lockdown issued in wake of the pandemic coronavirus throughout the nation to contain the spread of deadly virus.

Pertinently, due to lockdown migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons are stranded at different places. They would be allowed as per the MHA advisory.

According to the order issued by MHA it has asked all the states and union territories to designate nodal authorities and develop standard protocols for receiving and sending such stranded persons. The nodal officer shall also register the stranded with their state/UTs.

The order says in case a group of stranded person wish to move between one state/UT to other state/UT, the sending and receiving states may consult each other and mutually agree to movement by road. The moving persons would be screened and found asymptomatic would be allowed to move. (KNO)