(Juhi Aishwary, Journalist)
New Delhi. Naval ship Jalash, carrying Indians stranded in the Maldives, reached Kochi Harbor from Male on Sunday morning. It is noteworthy that the Navy has also launched a campaign called Samudra Setu to bring people stranded abroad. 698 Indian passengers including 19 pregnant women were brought home by this ship. Adequate quantities of other medical supplies, along with medicines, are available onboard.
Nine thousand pregnant women among those returning to Kerala
According to the affidavit filed by the Kerala government in the High Court about efforts to bring people stranded abroad, 9572 pregnant women are also among those returning to Kerala. It is noteworthy that several petitions were filed in the High Court is recently demanding the evacuation of people trapped abroad. All these were heard on Thursday. According to the affidavit given by the state government for the hearing, one lakh fifteen thousand rooms with attached bathrooms have been arranged for those coming home. According to the new guidelines issued by the central government, those returning from abroad will be quarantined for one week. After this, they have to remain in isolation in their home for a week. On receiving any corona symptoms, he will be immediately admitted to the hospital treating corona.
The government also told the court that among the available rooms, nine thousand rooms belong to hotels and resorts. If someone wants to stay in them, then they have to pay its rent. It is also mentioned in the affidavit that the government has spent Rs 13 crores on corona related measures since April 1 in 14 districts of the state. According to the government-run web portal called Norca-Routes, 4.45 lakh Keralites have registered to return from around 200 countries. At the same time, according to the office of Chief Minister P. Vijayan, the Public Works Department of the state has made 2.2 lakh beds for the coming.