Nearly one lakh people, who have arrived in the state over the last few days owing to the countrywide lockdown, have been asked by the Uttar Pradesh government to remain in home quarantine while instructions in this regard have been conveyed to the village pradhans, a senior official on Sunday, 29 March.
"“Through community surveillance and our departmental officers, they (people arriving in the state) have been told to be in homes. They will be in home quarantine for a period of 14 days.”" - Amit Mohan Prasad, Principal Secretary, Medical and Health
On Saturday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had issued directions to officials to keep the approximately one lakh people, who have arrived in the state in the last three days from other parts of the country, in home quarantine.
According to a state government spokesperson, Adityanath said one lakh people have come to UP from other states in the last three days.
Their names, addresses and phone numbers have been made available to the district magistrates and are being monitored, the spokesperson added.
Adityanath also issued directives for all these people to be kept in quarantine and arrangements for their food and other daily needs be fulfilled, a statement issued by the state government said.
"“No one in the state should remain hungry during the lockdown.” " - Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
While chairing a review meeting at his residence, Adityanath on Saturday also issued directions to officials to strengthen the supply chain of essential goods, the statement said.
While nodal officers of UP were deployed in 12 states on Friday, the CM deployed nodal officers in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Ladakh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh and the northeastern states on Saturday.
People from UP who are in other states, doing business and pursuing jobs there, can get all kinds of facilities by contacting the nodal officers.
Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi said that 58,752 pradhans and 11,631 councilors have been contacted through the CM helpline and 11,912 complaints were also resolved.
Principal Secretary Prasad said anyone who has any kind of problem or symptom of the disease can call the CM helpline at 1076 and immediately get advice.
"Advice and medical facility can also be obtained at the helpline of the health department. The department is monitoring around 60,000 people who have returned from abroad," he said.
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