The return of migrant Telugu-speaking labourers from different states, notably Maharashtra, has led to in an increase of coronavirus illness (Covid-19) constructive circumstances in each Telangana and Andhra Pradesh (AP) during the last 10 days, officers mentioned.
Out of 440 Covid-19 constructive circumstances registered in AP since Could 5, 150 had been that of Telugu-speaking migrants from varied states comparable to Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Odisha, West Bengal and Karnataka, mentioned an official bulletin launched by the state nodal officer for Covid-19, Arja Sreekanth, on Friday.
Within the final 24 hours alone, 45 out of 102 Covid-19 constructive circumstances reported in AP had been that of migrant Telugu-speaking labourers, together with 34 and 11 from Maharashtra and Rajasthan, respectively.
Official figures confirmed that over 8,000 migrant Telugu-speaking labourers returned to their native locations. Most of them belong to Anantapur, Chittoor, Nellore, Kurnool and Kadapa districts in AP they usually got here from totally different states by particular Shramik Specific trains organized by the Centre.
Andhra Pradesh particular chief secretary Okay S Jawahar Reddy informed media individuals that every one those that had examined Covid-19 constructive have been referred to devoted Covid-19 hospitals and others despatched to a compulsory 14-day quarantine.
The AP authorities has been placing out a separate tally for Covid-19 constructive migrant labourers for the final two days to make a distinction that these contemporary infections are usually not homegrown.
“The segregation train will assist us decide that these migrant labourers contracted SARS-CoV-2, which causes the illness, in these states from the place they’ve come again house,” mentioned an official within the Covid-19 management room mentioned.
A number of vegetable distributors from AP, who visited Koyambedu vegetable market in Chennai — a Covid-19 superspreader – have examined constructive, elevating a trigger for concern for the AP authorities.
“Up to now, 84 Covid-19 constructive circumstances, together with 28 within the final 24 hours, have been reported. All of them are associated to these folks, who had visited Chennai’s Koyambedu vegetable market. All of the sufferers belong to Chittoor, Kurnool, Kadapa, Anantapur and Nellore,” mentioned the state nodal officer.
In neighbouring Telangana, migrant staff, who began returning to their native locations from different states, notably from Maharashtra, have been discovered contaminated.
In accordance with the well being bulletin launched by the state director of public well being and household welfare, G Srinivasa Rao, on Thursday evening, 42 Covid-19 constructive circumstances had been that of migrant labourers. A majority of the circumstances had been recognized amongst these coming from Mumbai.
State well being minister Eatala Rajender mentioned migrant staff from Telangana, who had been caught in varied states, have began returning to their native locations.
“A few of them have examined Covid-19 constructive. The authorities involved ought to make sure that all of the migrant returnees are examined and people who take a look at constructive are referred to devoted Covid-19 hospitals with none delay,” he mentioned.
The minister urged that accredited social well being (ASHA) staff needs to be entrusted with the accountability to conduct door-to-door surveys.
“All symptomatic sufferers needs to be instantly referred to a devoted Covid-19 hospital,” he added.
Many of those migrant staff are returning to their villages on their very own. “Most of those returnees are from north Telangana districts, who had gone to neighbouring Maharashtra searching for work. They might pose threat to others,” mentioned a well being division official.