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Stranded people in lockdown can move to home: Centre tells states, UTs

Home ministry issues guidelines on how people should be taken home, medically tested.

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Migrant labourers were left in limbo when India was locked down.

BS Web Team New Delhi
India’s home ministry on Tuesday asked states and union territories to allow millions stranded to go home during a nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus, issuing detailed orders on passage and medical screening.

"Buses (sic) shall be used for transport of groups of persons. The buses will be sanitized and shall follow safe social distancing norms in seating," said the ministry in a two-page press release on guidelines to be followed.

Stranded people once they reach their homes will be checked by health authorities

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First Published: Apr 29 2020 | 6:45 PM IST

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