According to the Central Government there will be “considerable relaxations” in the lockdown in “many districts” starting from May 4. However, no details were revealed out but thousands of migrant workers, students, tourists, pilgrims and others stranded in different parts of the country will be allowed to go home. The Union Home Ministry said guidelines for the relaxations will be issued soon in the next few days.
The ministry said asymptomatic persons will be allowed to travel among migrant workers and students as trains are not running therefore all such people have to travel by road, in sanitised transport provided by state governments with sufficient gaps in seating arrangements.
States government have been directed to allow smooth transit of vehicles carrying these people, those who all are registered will be assessed by the local health authorities and kept in home isolation.
On arrival at their hometowns, the MHA has asked state governments to coordinate among themselves and depute nodal officers to monitor the movement of people. All these people have to download the Aarogya Setu app so that they can be tracked.
In India on Wednesday evening there were 33,061 Covid-19 cases along with 1,079 deaths. In the past 24 hours, 1,701 fresh COVID-19 cases and 71 deaths were reported. Maharashtra is the hardest impacted state due to the Coronavirus followed by Gujarat, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
The government aims to ramp up its testing capacity from 60,000 tests per day to one lakh in the next few days.
-Davinder Singh, NMTV News