Migrant workers get chemical bath in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

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Published: March 30,2020 04:38 PM
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March 30, 2020: In a shocking incident, migrants who were returning to their homes in Uttar Pradesh were sprayed with a chemical on Sunday by a team on sanitizing duty at the Bareilly bus stand.

March 30, 2020: In a shocking incident, migrants who were returning to their homes in Uttar Pradesh were sprayed with a chemical on Sunday by a team on sanitizing duty at the Bareilly bus stand.



According to the sources, the migrants who had walked down from Noida and Delhi were told to sit at the bus stand by officials who said that they would be taken on buses and would be given food.



"The water has been mixed with sodium hypochlorite (liquid bleach)," according to a fire department official. This official said the action was taken on the instructions of the authorities.



Over 25,000 migrant workers from other cities have arrived in Bareilly so far, according to the reports.



Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the lockdown on March 24 midnight, highways across the national capital and other metropolises have teamed with people walking hundreds of kilometres with their belongings. Some have reached their hometown with help from officials.



While stranded migrants cited the shortage of money and food as reasons for leaving big cities, health experts warned that an exodus could run contrary to the purpose of the lockdown - breaking the chain of infections.