UP govt committed for safe return of state’s migrant labourers, says CM Yogi Adityanath
Chief Minister has said that the government will bring back migrant labourers with safety and in respectful manner. The Uttar Pradesh government has asked different state governments to provide list of stranded workers who want to come back to UP. He has already appealed to workers not to travel on foot, bike or truck, as the government is running special trains for their safe return.
Now more than one lakh 30 labourers have been brought back by 115 worker special trains. Additional Chief Secretory Home Awanish Awasthi told that 57 trains are on the way by which around 70 thousand migrant workers will reach the state. He said that the permission for 200 more workers special trains have been sought and these trains will reach state within two three days.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed to send a high level special steam of administrative , police and medical officials to Meerut , Agra and Kanpur in state. These teams will stay there for several days and review the situation as there is a higher number of COVID-19 cases.
Meanwhile Chief Minister has instructed officials to increase the number of COVID-19 testings in state. He has also instructed daily health screening of workers engaged in Community Kitchens.
Meanwhile the active cases of corona has reached to 1884 in 66 districts in state and 1504 patients of COVID- 19 have got cured and discharged. The government has constituted several Mentor Institution Teams of doctors which will provide expert opinion to COVID-19 hospitals as per need.
FIRs against more than 41 thousand people have been lodged for violating lock down rules in state.