After a month of the lockdown, the Union home ministry has allowed the stranded
migrant workers, students, and other people to go back to their home but only at the
condition of strict health protocols to be followed. The officials said the guidelines will
come into effect from May 4 and there will be a period of relaxation in the lockdown
in certain districts or states. the people have been advised to follow social distancing
and health protocols even in the relaxation period.
A spokesperson from the Ministry of health affairs said on Wednesday” MHA has
been through a comprehensive review meeting on the situation”.
“There have been tremendous gains and control over the situation due to the
lockdown. To ensure that these gains are not squandered away, full strictness
should be followed in the lockdown till May 3.”
States like UP Bihar Jharkhand have urged the ministry to devise some plans that
could help the workers, pilgrims, tourists, and students to go home in this situation
that were stranded due to announcements of the lockdown.
There has been a protocol saying that all these people going home during the
outbreak will be going through a health assessment and should be kept in the home
quarantine away from the rest of the family unless the assessment requires keeping
the person in institutional quarantine.
This has been said by MHA in the directive issued on Wednesday.
They will be kept under regular health checkups .for the encouragement the person
is advised to use the Aarogya Setu app that will be helping hand in monitoring the
health status and problems.
States like up and west Bengal have brought back the students from Kota in
Rajasthan back to their residence. this made other states demand the same from
MHA in bringing back their children. The MHA had a brief conversation with other
stakeholders for the same including police and other health officials and decided to
coordinate their movement by putting in charge nodal officers, said the senior MHA
“All states and UTs have been asked to designate nodal authorities and develop
standard protocols for receiving and sending the stranded person. The nodal
authorities shall also register the stranded person within their states and UTs” said