The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) permitted migrant workers, students, tourists and pilgrims stranded get back home under fresh guidelines issued on Wednesday.
The MHA in a statement said, “Due to lockdown, migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons are stranded at different places.”
The MHA added that all States and UTs should designate nodal authorities and develop standard protocols for receiving and sending such stranded persons. The nodal authorities shall also register the stranded persons within their States or UTs.
In case a group of stranded persons wish to move between states, the sending and receiving governments may consult each other and mutually agree to the movement by road.
The moving persons will be screened and those found asymptomatic would be allowed to proceed.
The buses used for transport of groups of persons will be sanitized and shall follow safe social distancing norms in seating
The state falling on the transit route will allow the passage of such persons to the receiving region.
On arrival at their destination, such persons would be assessed by the local health authorities and kept in home quarantine, unless the assessment requires keeping the persons in institutional quarantine. They would be kept under watch with periodic health check-ups.
For this purpose, such persons may be encouraged to use Aarogya Setu app through which their health status can be monitored and tracked.
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