Orissa High Court asks govt to arrange stay of migrant labourers in lockdown

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Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has instructed the State Government to take measures for checking the movement of people returning from other states.

The HC has asked the government to stop them at the border itself in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. The court has further directed the Collectors and SPs to make necessary arrangements for their stay with basic amenities and adequate medical facilities during the 14-day quarantine period.

The Collectors and SPs were directed to make arrangements of stay, food, and sanitation including medical check-up of all such persons in the bordering districts of the state.

The administration must take over closed college and school premises having toilets for the above purpose. This arrangement can continue till lifting of lockdown, the Orissa High Court further said.

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