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Seal border to stop migrant workers: Centre issues advisory to states

The states have been asked to stop incoming buses at the border and place the occupants on mandatory 14-day quarantine

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Migrant workers board crowded buses to their respective villages, amid a nationwide lockdown, in Ghaziabad on Sunday. Photo: PTI

Virendra Singh RawatSanjeeb MukherjeeSomesh Jha Lucknow/New Delhi
Fearing a renewed surge of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases by the movement of migrant labour, a panicky central government cracked down hard on state administrations across India, including some run by the Bharatiya Janata Party, for allowing migrants to move across cities and highways and ordered that not only should labour stay where it was, but that the administration must take steps to ensure its well-being in situ.

The massive exodus of migrant labour from industrial and commercial centres like Noida, Ghaziabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Kolkata had caused chaos on Saturday, leading to fears that long queues of people

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First Published: Mar 29 2020 | 8:51 PM IST

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