Guidelines Given in The Order by MHA
However, the order contains certain guidelines under which the movement of stranded people will be allowed. These guidelines are as follows:
- All states/UTs, should designate nodal authorities and develop standard protocols for receiving and sending such stranded persons. The nodal authorities shall also register the stranded people withing their states/UTs.
- In case of a group of stranded people willing to move between one state/UT to another state/UT, the sending and receiving states may consult each other and mutually agree to the movement by road.
- Screening of Moving person(s) at the departure and those found asymptomatic can proceed.
- Use of buses for the transport of groups of persons. There will be Sanitation of the buses and people shall follow safe social distancing norms in seating.
- The states/UTs falling on the transit routes will allow the passage of such persons to the receiving states/UTs.
- On the arrival at their destination, assessment of the people coming from the stranded places by the local health authorities and kept in-home quarantine, unless the assessment requires keeping the person(s) in institutional quarantine. The authorities will keep them under watch with periodic health check-ups.
The order also encourages such persons to use the Aarogya Setu app, to monitor and track their health status. Notably, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court to allow migrant workers across the country to go back to their homes amid the extended lockdown after being tested for coronavirus.