Significant numbers of migrant laborers clustered at the national capital’s Anand Vihar bus terminal, waiting for public buses that would ply across the border to their native villages. Much of the laborers are refugees from neighboring Uttar Pradesh and return to their villages after losing their livelihoods to the twenty-first day coronavirus lockout.
The central government arranges buses to transport them abroad, in conjunction with the states to which most of the foreign labourers belong. Later in the day, the Yogi Adityanath government declared 1,000 buses that would carry the migrants back from Noida, Ghaziabad and other neighboring regions.
Prof Shashank R Joshi, Dean Indian College of Physicians told Times Now that community transmission has not still begun in India. ‘Let us hope there is no super-spreader in the huge crowd gathered at Anand Vihar who takes the virus elsewhere”.
Delhi: Migrant workers in very large numbers at Delhi’s Anand Vihar bus terminal, to board buses to their respective home towns and villages. They have walked to the bus terminal on foot from different parts of the city. pic.twitter.com/IeToP3hX7H— ANI (@ANI) March 28, 2020