Guidelines by MHA for interstate movement of people stranded because of lockdown

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday issued a set of guidelines for moving the migrant labourers, who do not have coronavirus symptoms. to their home states. 

The guidelines were issued less than a week before the lockdown is set to end.

Nodal bodies to be assigned

The order from the home ministry asked the states to appoint nodal bodies and draw up protocols for the migrants' movement. 


Interstate buses

Buses will be allowed for the interstate movement of the people and they should be sanitised between trips, the order read. The rules of social distancing should be maintained in the seating arrangements.


Movement by road

In case a group of stranded people wish to move between on State/ UT and another State/ UT, the sending and receiving state may consult each other and agree to movement by road. 


People will be screened

Moving person will be screened and those found asymptomatic would be allowed to proceed. 


Transit routes

The State/ UTs falling on transit route will allow passage of such persons to he receiving State/ UT. 


To be assessed by health authorities

On arrival at their destination, such person(s) would be assessed by the local health authorities, and kept in home quarantine unless the assessment requires institutional quarantine. They would be kept under watch with periodic health. 


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