Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday asked the Centre to allow the migrants to travel under strict conditions of health safety to their home States after May when the second phase of the lockdown is due to end.
Ina series of tweet Chidambaram said: “The overwhelming mood and desire among migrant persons (and their families) is that, after May 3, they should go back to their home States, to join their families, and to be among their own language-speaking people”
He said this “overpowering desire cannot be suppressed for too long in the name of a lockdown” as they were stranded without work. money and food.
Citing a resolution adopted by the Congress Working Committee in this regard, he urged the Modi Government to adopt a humane approach.
Situation in South Korea improves, only 6 cases and no deaths
South Korea reported six new cases of the coronavirus on Friday in what is seen as a sign of a slowdown in the outbreak.
There were no deaths, keeping the toll at 240, according to Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.