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Kejriwal urges migrant workers to stay back

Kejriwal urges migrant workers to stay back
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday reiterated his appeal to migrant workers to stay put in the city and not cross the border to the neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday reiterated his appeal to migrant workers to stay put in the city and not cross the border to the neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, warning that it would defeat the purpose of the three-week lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Kejriwal posted a note in Hindi on Twitter in which he assured migrant workers that they will be provided food and shelter in the capital as tens of thousands massed in the Anand Vihar bus terminal to board promised buses back home from across the border in Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh.

"Some people are desperate to go to their villages. The prime minister has appealed to everyone that people should stay put where they are. I also appeal to all of you not to go to your villages and remain where you are," he wrote.

"Gathering in such large numbers make you more vulnerable to contracting coronavirus. And then through you, the virus will reach your village and your family. It will reach different parts of the country.

After this, it will become extremely difficult for the country to contain this epidemic," Kejriwal wrote in the note.

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