Coronavirus Outbreak: States Respond To SOS For Helping Stranded Citizens
Migrant workers walking back to their villages and homes after a nationwide lockdown was imposed. (Source: PTI)

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: Well Take Care Of You

UP CM Appeals To Uttarakhand, Bihar Governments

When Devotees From Punjab Were Stranded In Nanded

Delhi To Jharkhand: Were All One

Tharoor Contacts Uddhav Thackeray To Help Stranded Truck Drivers

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