No new migrant worker movements in Delhi amid shutdown: AAP government

NEW DELHI: No new movements have been reported in the national capital amid the blockade imposed to stop the spread, it said Monday.

In an official statement, the chief secretary said that migrant workers, who were initially heading to their native states, have targeted themselves as a target group with special facilities provided to them.

It also ordered proactive steps to be taken to enforce the blockade. The Delhi government led by the AAP has established 111 specifically for migrant workers who became homeless due to the national blockade.

As of Sunday, 4,788 migrants have been accommodated in these shelters. The relief camps have the capacity to house 40,000 people, the statement said.

These shelters are in addition to the 223 permanent shelters run by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board and 10 more night shelters for homeless people, he said.

In the case of any symptomatic person housed in these shelters, the prisoners will be quarantined according to the protocol. Only one person has been hospitalized to date since the shelters were assigned, the statement said.

The chief secretary, who is also the chairman of the state's executive committee, reviewed the facilities provided to migrants in the shelters, he said.

The statement added that no new movements of migrant workers have been reported in Delhi due to proactive steps taken by the Delhi government.

All occupants of these shelters receive free food that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, he said.

General items for daily use are also provided to migrants. Special attention is also being paid to their overall health and sanitation, the statement added.