Jamshedpur, June 15: District administration has announced a crackdown on inter-state travellers who hide their travel information. As migrant workers and people trapped in our cities continue to return, several of them are not willing to share the right information about their travel history.
�During screening we have found that several of the returnees are either not sharing their travel history or not willing to give correct information. We have decided to take legal action against the inter-state travellers under the Epidemic Act for hiding information. We have issued a warning in this regard,� said an official. He said that several even dare to share wrong information about their health conditions.
Moreover, several inter-state travellers are sneaking back into the district. Many such travellers have begun using village and interior roads to sneak back into the city to avoid check-posts on inter-state borders, making tracking and testing such people that much harder.
The migrant labourers who are returning back to their hometowns are being kept under strict vigil as administration has advised several of them to be home quarantined. Even after proper screening at Tatanagar railway station and bus stops, the administration is keeping a close watch at quarantine centres.
Most of the persons tested positive have travel history from Maharashtra, Delhi, Gurugram and Chennai. They had arrived in the city and were staying in quarantine centres in different parts. All the positive cases have been shifted to Tata Main Hospital Covid wing.
The vigil has been stepped up at Tatanagar Railway Station. All the passengers are undergoing thermal screening through hand-held devices, and have to fill up their travel history and contact details at the Tatanagar Station. Several help desks and kiosks have been made at the railway station to guide the workers returning to their village.
The Kolhan Division which was under green zone, came under coronavirus map with two persons testing positive at Chakulia, under East Singhbhum district on May 12. However, with the arrival of migrants the figure has crossed 200 mark.