Govt issues SOP for regulating movement of stranded migrant workers, students

Govt issues SOP for regulating movement of stranded migrant workers, students

Srinagar, Apr 30: The Jammu & Kashmir Government on Thursday issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for regulating the movement of stranded migrant workers, students and others from outside the Union Territory.

According to the government order: “All inward and outward movement will be undertaken only with the prior permission of the Nodal Officer of J&K or those designated by him. Any person arriving at borders without permission of the Nodal Officer will be put under administrative quarantine for 21 days at Lakhanpur,” reads the order.

The order states that those persons coming from red zone and hotspot areas will be medically screened and put under administrative quarantine for 21 days.

It also states that those coming from non-red zones will also be medically screened and put under strict home quarantine for a period of 21 days.

The order states that all incoming persons either through regulated movement or otherwise will be tested for Covid-19 virus and health department will make necessary arrangements for lifting of samples  at Lakhanpur and various districts to meet the requirements and to do pool testing of these samples.

“Based on the results of these tests, a decision on shifting persons from administrative quarantine to home quarantine will be taken by concerned DCs / Div Coms in consultation with concerned CMOs/DHSs,” reads the order