Central government clears inter-state movement of people, students, migrant labourers

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New Delhi, April 29, 2020: The Government of India today issued an order to State/Union Territories (UT) governments to facilitate the inter-state movement of stranded people including migrant labourers in the country. All persons will be medically screened at source and destination; and kept in-home/institutional quarantine on arrival, as per health ministry guidelines.


The Government of India Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) orders to include the following in the consolidated revised guidelines for strict implementation by Ministries /Departments of Government of India, State/Union Territory Governments and State /Union Territory Authorities: Sub-clause (iv) under Clause 17 on Movement of persons: iv. Due to lockdown, migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons are stranded at different places.


They would be allowed to move as under: All States/ 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/ UTs.


In case a group of stranded persons wish to move between one State/ UT and another State/ UT, the sending and receiving States may consult each other and mutually agree to the movement by road. The moving person (s) would be screened and those found asymptomatic would be allowed to proceed. Buses shall be used for the transport of groups of persons. The buses will be sanitized and shall follow safe social distancing norms in seating.


The States/ UTs falling on the transit route will allow the passage of such persons to the receiving State/ UT. 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 keeping the person(s) 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.