MHA revised guidelines for movement of stranded persons between States/UTs

Kohima, April 30 (NE): Addressing the plight of stranded people including migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, and others at different places, the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on April 29, 2020, issued revised guidelines for transfer of stranded persons which comes as a relief to the multitudes of people stranded due to the lockdown.

The guidelines allows stranded persons to move between States/UTs provided, the two States mutually agree to the movement by road, and the moving persons are screened and asymptomatic.

Following which, the individuals on entry to any state would be kept in home quarantine unless required for institutional quarantine, it said.

Buses should be used for transport of groups of persons after sanitization, and safe social distancing norms in seating arrangement is to be followed, said MHA.

All States/UTs should designate nodal authorities and develop standard protocols for receiving and sending stranded persons.

The nodal authorities shall also register the stranded persons within their States/UTs, stated the order.