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Advisory for Quarantine of Migrant Workers

April 17, 2020

This is an advisory from the Ministry of Home Affairs is in light of the recent large-scale movement of migrant labourers from cities to their place of origin. The advisory is for health officials and administrators on how to manage exposure to COVID-19 through surveillance and quarantine of workers who have stayed back, are in transit or have reached their place of residence

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Marginalized Migrant Families in Cities who have lost livelihoods during COVID-19

To ensure that Migrant families do not go hungry and are taken care of, have the right information and are guided; with their panic and anxiety addressed and are protected from COVID-19, Swasti is address 3 immediate requirements to protect migrant families – Ration Kits, Hygiene kits and home quarantine kits
Migrant workers from peri-urban and rural parts of the country who migrate to large cities constitute a sizable segment of urban population across the country. During the COVID outbreak and subsequent lock-down across India, most have chosen to return home. Large congregations of migrant workers in bus stations and at state borders could expose them to COVID-19. They can also carry this infection to far flung rural areas.

https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Advisoryforquarantineofmigrantworkers.pdf

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