DHUBRI, May 16 - The Dhubri district administration expects that around 10,000 migrant workers from the district will be returning home in the next few days.
Dhubri ADC Pallav Mazumder said that in the last few days, many people from different parts of the country stranded in the district have returned. �We are expecting not less than 10,000 migrant workers belonging to the district, but who have been working in different parts of the country or went out for medical or educational purposes or other reasons, to return.�
The ADC said all these people will be kept for six days in mass quarantine, after which they will be home quarantined for 14 days. �During these six days, their medical checkup will be done, swabs will be tested for COVID-19, and their data will be taken up for tracking them through an app-based system,� he said.
Mazumder said this system will be very effective as the information will be available with all the authorities including ASHAs, who will keep an eye on them.
If anyone is found COVID-19 positive, then he/she will be kept in isolation for treatment. For this purpose, the administration has prepared 10 mass quarantine facilities where till Friday, 1,597 persons were staying. These include the Chagolia institutional quarantine centre on the Assam-Bengal border where 1,077 persons are staying.
The administration has marked out 10 centres for institutional quarantine � including ITI College, Chilarai College and Chinmoyee School at Golokganj; Dumurdoha HS School, Bidyapara HS School and BN College in Dhubri town and PB College at Gauripur.
Over 500 people from all over the country, chiefly labourers, are stranded in different parts of the district. �Of the stranded labourers, 43 are from Bihar and 170 are from West Bengal. These people have returned to their States. A few workers from Meghalaya have also returned,� said the ADC. There are many workers who will return soon, while over 200 nomadic people do not want to go back.
Till Friday, 7,358 persons were home quarantined in Dhubri district, out of which the maximum (2,965) are from Dharmasala area.