Coronavirus: Andhra Pradesh-Karnataka join hands to help migrant workers
28, Mar 2020, 3:56 PM
Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka governments carried out a joint quarantine operation to help 1334 migrant workers from various districts of Andhra Pradesh. Chittoor collector, SP and sub-collector rushed to the spot to co-ordinate with their counterparts from Kolar ( Karnataka) upon receiving information that 1334 migrant labourers from AP were headed towards the Nangili Toll Plaza ( Kolar district) to cross over to AP
The migrant workers were not permitted to enter AP due to the lockdown and the guidelines of the Union as well state government. So both governments decided to initiate a joint quarantine operation in Kolar in order to take care of their stay for the time being while taking precautionary measures to ensure none of them are COVID-19 carriers. Certain concerns with respect to availability of doctors and facilities were raised by the Kolar administration. The AP government has ensured that all those concerns are addressed and necessary logistical support is provided.
This will be including food that was needed immediately in the form of snacks, dinner apart from drinking water. Transport facility to take all the 1334 labourers to the designated quarantine area in the Kolar district and a medical team for medical examination which consists of 12 doctors, 22 supervisors and ANMs.