Migrant workers reach Odisha safe and sound, express gratitude to police
Aluva: “We reached safely and are placed in quarantine here,” Veerendra Malik called the COVID control centre at Ernakulam rural district police headquarters after reaching Keshavananda UP School in Odisha. He is one among the migrant workers who went to Odisha in the first train from Kerala. The workers also reported that there were no issues during the journey to Odisha.
“We got enough food and water during the trip. Actually, we were worried about our family. After reaching here, we got an opportunity to meet them. We will return home after 14 days of quarantine period, said Veerendra Malik and his friends.
They also expressed hope to return Kerala after the coronavirus outbreak comes under control.
Veerendra Malik thanked the police for their efforts to ensure the welfare of migrant workers amid the lockdown.
“Police served food for us at our camp in Perumbavoor. They used to enquire about our condition at the camp and helped us to reach our homeland. We will definitely meet the police officials when we return to Kerala," Veerendra Malik told the official at the call centre.