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UP to create quarantine hubs for 1.5 mn amid plans to bring home migrants

The state has estimated that a million migrant labourers could return in two months

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath during a meeting on coronavirus situation in state. (Source: UP CMO)

Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
Amid plans to bring back nearly a million migrant labourers stuck in other states following lockdown, the Uttar Pradesh government today decided to create quarantine facilities to collectively accommodate almost 1.5 million people.

To be established in all the 75 districts of UP, each of these quarantine centres is targetted to accommodate 15,000-25,000 people.

“In this way, the capacity of all the quarantine centres is estimated to range from a million to 1.5 million in the state,” UP additional chief secretary Awanish Kumar Awasthi told the media here this evening, adding the process of geo-tagging these quarantine facilities has also started.

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First Published: Apr 27 2020 | 5:16 PM IST

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