Friday, September 25, 2020
Home News Reports Bihar: No more government quarantine for returning migrants, thermal screening stopped as travelling restrictions...

Bihar: No more government quarantine for returning migrants, thermal screening stopped as travelling restrictions lifted across the country

Pratyaya Amrit, the principal secretary at Bihar’s Disaster Management Authority added that the health officials would continue door-to-door monitoring. The medical facilities will not change in primary health centres, Level I and Level II hospitals.

The government of Bihar has decided to discontinue thermal screening and the 14-day coronavirus quarantine for migrants. A medical desk at every station will provide treatment for those unwell.

Migrants who are coming back to Bihar no longer need to register themselves and practice quarantine from Tuesday. According to a report published in Indian Express, Bihar’s government has decided to remove thermal scanners from railway stations. As per reports, around 13 lakh migrants are currently in quarantine spread over more than 5000 centres in Bihar. The last batch of registered migrant labourers started quarantine on Monday and these centres will close down after 15th June 2020.

Covid-19 positive cases among migrants

Though the government has decided to discontinue thermal scanning, it has to be noted that out of 3,872 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bihar, 2,743 are migrant workers, as per the Indian Express report. 677 positive cases among the migrants were from Maharashtra, 628 from Delhi, 405 from Gujarat and 237 from Haryana. Those who returned from UP, Rajasthan, Telangana, West Bengal and other states were also found positive for Covid-19.

Statements of officials over coronavirus quarantine

Pratyaya Amrit, the principal secretary at Bihar’s Disaster Management Authority said that the evacuation exercise done by the state of Bihar was the biggest one in the country. The target was to bring over 30 lakh migrants and maximum people have returned already.

- Advertisement -

He further added that 28 to 29 lakh people have already returned from other states and over 8.77 lakh people have been discharged from quarantine centres after completing their 14 day quarantine period. Additionally, 5.30 lakh migrants are living at block and district level quarantine centres across the state, Pratyaya Amrit was quoted by Deccan Herald.

He stated that now, when travel restrictions have been lifted, there is no further need to run quarantine centres because people are free to travel within and outside the states.

Amrit added that the health officials would continue door-to-door monitoring. The medical facilities will not change in primary health centres, Level I and Level II hospitals.

Sushil Kumar Modi, Deputy CM of Bihar, said that the experts have concluded that the best way to quarantine is at home. Still, the government of Bihar is running quarantine centres to provide every possible facility to the Migrants. The government has also reimbursed for the train and bus fare and provided necessary items kits worth Rs.1000.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Delhi Riots: WhatsApp chats acquired by OpIndia show how some anti-CAA protestors were aware that violence was planned, discussed ‘de-escalation’

The WhatsApp chats accesses by OpIndia show that some individuals were aware that some anti-CAA groups had fanned the violence and they now need to de-escalate.

Illegal Christian Cross and Jesus statue removed from government land following High Court order in Karnataka: Details

District administration removed a Christian Cross and a statue of Jesus Christ, which was illegally put up, on Susai Paliya Hill in Chikkaballapur in Karnataka.

India Today editors’ tussle with Republic TV is ruining their own credibility, one tweet at a time: Read how

Rahul Kanwal and Rajdeep's sly, targeted tweets against Republic TV are only helping to take their own credibilities further down, and exposing their own hypocrisy.

Separated from her family, kidnapped, converted to Islam and sold for an Ox: Story of Daphia who finally found her family in India

An old woman in Pakistan who was separated from her family during the partition, was abducted and converted to Islam, has finally united with her family in India over a phone call.

India Today journalists whine about media coverage on Deepika summons by NCB only to tail her car giving live updates from Goa

The leftists claimed that the summon sent to Deepika Padukone was timed to distract the nation from the farmers protest

Parliament sees its most productive session: Here is a summary of all the 25 Bills passed by the Modi government in Lok Sabha

A total of 25 bills were passed during the just concluded monsoon session of the parliament some of which are very significant bills

Recently Popular

KWAN representative told me that I need to attend Karan Johar Parties to make a comeback to movies: Suchitra Krishnamoorthi

One of the main things is that you need to be seen at Karan Johar's parties, KWAN representative had told Suchitra Krishnamoorthi

Chief of Chief Minister’s Medical Assistance Cell in Maharashtra breaks down while describing the coronavirus situation in the state

In the video, the chief of medical assistant cell in Maharashtra says that he has lost all hopes and that court is the only ray of hope now

India Today editors’ tussle with Republic TV is ruining their own credibility, one tweet at a time: Read how

Rahul Kanwal and Rajdeep's sly, targeted tweets against Republic TV are only helping to take their own credibilities further down, and exposing their own hypocrisy.

Parliament sees its most productive session: Here is a summary of all the 25 Bills passed by the Modi government in Lok Sabha

A total of 25 bills were passed during the just concluded monsoon session of the parliament some of which are very significant bills

ABP journalist manhandles and slaps psephologist Pradeep Bhandari

Pradeep Bhandari was in Mumbai near the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) covering the bollywood drug abuse scandal.

Properties made available for sale or rent only to Muslims appear on several real estate portals

Even in a cosmopolitan city such as Mumbai, bigoted homeowners actively discriminate between tenants.

Deepika Padukone was the admin of the drug chats WhatsApp group, says Times Now report

Deepika Padukone kas been summoned by the NCB for interrogation on Saturday.

Delhi Riots: Defenders of Umar Khalid reach the third stage of grief, they are now ‘bargaining’ with Police for action against Kapil Mishra and...

The defenders of Umar Khalid appear to have reached the third stage of grief after ranting and raving against their arrest.

Cardinal Angelo Becciu, one of the most powerful in the Vatican, resigns amidst financial scandal allegations

Becciu, who was one of the most powerful in the Vatican’s secretariat of state, has been implicated in a financial scandal involving the Holy See's investment in a London real estate deal that resulted in loss of millions of Euros for the Vatican

Fact Check: No, Sunil Gavaskar didn’t make sexist comment against Virat Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma during an IPL game

Sunil Gavaskar was referring to a video of Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma playing cricket,, didn't make any sexist comment

Triple Talaq case petitioner Ishrat Jahan files police complaint after in-laws allegedly tried to rape, harass and assault her

Ishrat Jahan has lodged a complaint against her husband and brother-in-law at the Golbari police station in Howrah, West Bengal.

Legendary singer SP Balasubramanyam passes away at 74 after battling Coronavirus

Legendary singer SP Balasubramanyam, who had tested positive for Covid-19, passed away today at the age of 74.

Election Commission announces three-phase Bihar assembly election, counting to take place on 10th November

The voting for Bihar election assembly will take place on 28 October, 3 November and 7 November

NIA arrests Sayed Saddiq Ali, key conspirator in Bengaluru violence, recover sharp weapons, rods etc during raids: Report

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the investigation into the Bengaluru violence on September 24

NCB raids Karan Johar close aide and Dharma Production Executive Kshitij Ravi Prakash’s house, seizes drugs

The latest name to join the NCB's list is Kshitij Ravi Prakash, who is said to be a close aide of filmmaker Karan Johar.

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un apologises over the killing of the South Korean official: Seoul

South Korea had earlier alleged North Korea of killed its official and set his body on fire while he was trying to allegedly defect to the North Korea.

Connect with us

244,181FansLike
455,420FollowersFollow
16,900SubscribersSubscribe