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  • 30 March, 2020

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Migrant workers to be stopped, quarantined at borders: Centre

Migrant workers to be stopped, quarantined at borders: Centre

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- Governance

Migrant workers trying to move out of the cities to their villages in the light of the nationwide lockdown.


Strict enforcement of the lockdown:

  • The Union Home Ministry has termed the movement of migrant workers to reach their home towns a violation of the lockdown measures on maintaining social distance.
  • The Centre has asked the States and UTs to strictly enforce the 21-day lockdown by prohibiting movement of people across cities and highways. Directions have been given to seal the district and State borders and allow only the movement of goods.

Catering to the needs of the migrants:

  • The migrant workers who have moved out of their work spots must be quarantined in the nearest shelter after proper screening for a minimum period of 14 days as per standard health protocol.
  • The Union Home Ministry has directed State and Union Territory (UT) governments to provide temporary shelters, food and other essentials to the poor and needy, including migrant labourers. The states are allowed to use the State Disaster Response Fund.
  • In order to mitigate the economic hardship of migrants, the Home Ministry has directed the State and UT governments to ensure that all employers pay wages without deduction at workplaces, on the due date and for the period their commercial establishments remain closed during the lockdown.
  • Landlords have been directed not to demand one month’s rent from workers, including migrant workers. If any landlord is forcing labourers and students to vacate their premises, they will be liable for action under the Disaster Management Act.

Essentials exempted:

  • The transportation of all goods, without distinction of essential and non-essential, has been allowed.
  • The entire milk supply and newspaper delivery chains have also been allowed.

Source: TH

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