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Around 800 migrant workers quarantined at institutions

The Hindu, India, 17 May 2020 - Around 800 migrant workers, who have travelled to Madurai from other parts of the country during the lockdown, are quarantined at 13 institutions across the district.

M. Kannan, Special District Revenue Officer, National Highways, who takes care of the quarantine centres, says between May 7 and May 17, 913 people have travelled to Madurai from other districts and States. Migrant workers have travelled from States like Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, Kerala and Telangana, he adds.

On the directive from the State government, the migrant workers are being tested based on the place they come from.

All those who travel from other districts are being screened at district borders. Swab tests are conducted for those who display COVID-19 symptoms and samples are sent to Government Rajaji Hospital. If a person tests positive, he is sent to the GRH. Those who test negative are home-quarantined for 14 days.

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Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/around-800-migrant-workers-quarantined-at-institutions/article31608032.ece

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