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States told to set up camps for migrant workers stranded in coronavirus lockdown

Union Health Ministry on Saturday said that it has requested states and union territories to set up relief camps for migrant workers who are stranded in their region. The ministry added that the arrangement of food and water has been requested as well. “We have requested States & UTs to set up relief camps with arrangements of food&water for migrant workers. States&UTs should also spread awareness about these arrangements via public address system, volunteers and NGOs,” said Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health. She was addressing the media in New Delhi. She was quoted by news agency ANI.

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