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Orissa High Court asks state government to prevent transportation of migrant workers from other states to Odisha

29/03/2020 at 7:14 PM

Cuttack, March 29: The Orissa High Court has asked the Odisha government to ask bordering District Collectors and SPs to make arrangement of stay, food and sanitation arrangement including medical check up of labourers/working class till lifting of lockdown.

“In the event of shortage of space they can take over closed college and school premises having toilets for the above purpose. Similarly, involving district level shifting similar arrangements can also be made by all concerned district Collectors and Superintendents of Police,” read the order of the High Court.

“A serious problem is taking place involving movement of labourers/working class and their family from neighboring states as well as neighboring districts. There is no system in place to check if any of them is already ‘Corona’ affected or not. Such large scale movement may aid the spread of Corona and again it also becomes difficult to attend such persons at thousands and thousand destinations. Providing vehicles to such large scale movement is also an uphill task,” added the order.

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