Coronavirus Outbreak: States Respond To SOS For Helping Stranded Citizens
The 21-day national lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this week as part of measures to curb the outbreak of the novel coronavirus has hit migrant workers the hardest.
These people who’re trying to go back home are reportedly facing obstacles in the form of lack of access to food to walking on highways for days together in the absence of any public transport.
The plight, however, has urged various state governments to coordinate and help them workers.
Here’s a compilation of tweets by chief ministers and other leaders urging their peers from other states to help them and other stranded citizens visiting other states for work or pilgrimages:
Please Take Care Of Odias In Your State: Naveen Patnaik
Maharashtra To Bengal: We’ll Take Care Of You
UP CM Appeals To Uttarakhand, Bihar Governments
When Devotees From Punjab Were Stranded In Nanded
Delhi To Jharkhand: We’re All One
Tharoor Contacts Uddhav Thackeray To Help Stranded Truck Drivers