The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh said the State government is committed to the welfare of labourers and has initiated a number of measures in their interest.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday asked officials to ensure that Uttar Pradesh’s borders remain sealed so that people who maybe “coronavirus (COVID-19) carriers” cannot enter the State. He gave the directions at a review meeting.
“It should be ensured that the borders of the State remain sealed. There should be alertness in border areas. No one should enter the State without permission as there is a possibility that they can be coronavirus carriers,” an official release issued in Lucknow quoted Mr. Adityanath as saying.
He said the State government is committed to the welfare of labourers and has initiated a number of measures in their interest. “The government is taking steps to ensure return of labourers stuck in other States in a phased manner,” he said.
The Chief Minister reiterated that four lakh migrant labourers from Delhi and 12,000 from Haryana have returned to the State safely. He said directives have been issued to ensure that those coming to the State undergo a health check-up and are sent to home quarantine for 14 days with a ration kit.
Mr. Adityanath also gave directions to increase pool testing and procure quality testing kits. As of Thursday, the number of coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh stood at 2,211 and the death toll due to the infection was 40.