Migrants return, bring home the virus | India News – Times of India


RAIPUR/MANDYA/JAIPUR: Fourteen migrant employees in institutional quarantine since returning to their native Chhattisgarh examined constructive for Covid-19 on Sunday, however much more alarming was the spectre of infections travelling undetected throughout inter-state borders as Karnataka and Rajasthan on Monday reported three new circumstances the place the returnees had sneaked in with out being screened.
The recent circumstances in Chhattisgarh signify the largest spike in the state’s coronavirus cycle, coming when solely seven sufferers have been left in hospital. With one other individual testing constructive on Monday, Chhattisgarh’s Covid depend now stands at 55. Before the 14 migrant employees, three returnees from Jharkhand had examined constructive.
In Karnataka’s Mandya, two folks examined constructive simply over 10 days after violating the lockdown to drive right down to their village from Mumbai. Deputy commissioner Venkatesh mentioned they arrived in Karnataka together with some members of the family in the identical automotive on April 23.

Both have been shifted to the isolation ward of Mandya Medical College. “We are trying to identify and locate the primary and secondary contacts of these patients,” Venkatesh mentioned.
Rajasthan, too, braced for a possible unfold of Covid-19 by way of migrant employees illegally coming in from Gujarat after a local of Kasba village in Dungarpur turned the tribal district’s sixth constructive case.
Officials mentioned the affected person had crossed over on April 17, after which somebody reported him to the well being authorities. He was put in institutional quarantine after being caught roaming about on April 23. His first report on April 24 was damaging, however the second pattern taken on Sunday got here out constructive.
The village has been sealed. “Many migrant workers are walking back to Rajasthan from Gujarat, using country roads to skirt the border checkpoints,” district chief medical well being officer Mahesh Parmar mentioned.
On Monday, the Ratanpur checkpoint on the Rajasthan-Gujarat border was chock-a-block with migrant employees for the eighth consecutive day. Long queues for registration and screening and concern of being put in quarantine are driving some migrant employees to attempt to sneak in by way of different routes, an official mentioned.

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