As migrant workers pose a risk, buses are deployed

As migrant workers pose a risk, buses are deployed

The migration of migrant workers from Delhi to Uttar Pradesh (among other parts in India) has been a sight of concern in the wake of the COVID-19 health emergency.  Several reports of thousands of workers walking on their foot and assembling in large numbers on the border of the two States have sent shock waves.  The concern is grave because of the risk such crowding poses, given the health scenario in the country.

The Uttar Pradesh government has finally arranged buses for the transport of the workers.  Following the media reports, the Yogi Adityanath government has "deployed over 200 buses to transport back the stuck migrant workers in Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad. The buses will ply every two hours from the borders in Ghaziabad and Noida." 

Some commentators are saying that the migrant workers have to be screened for any signs of corona symptoms.  "So far, villages have been insulated from the virus.  If any of the migrants are already infected, it will pose a big health risk.  I hope the government is prepared to tackle the situation," a social media influencer says.