40 persons inside 3 rooms; Stranded in Maharashtra Keralites seek help
Kozhikode: A group of 40 youngsters, including Keralites,were stranded in Maharastra following the nationwide lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak. They arrived at Solapur in Maharashtra for job training two weeks ago. Now, they are trapped at a strange place after the government imposed lockdown suspending public transportation and operations of all services except the essential services.
“If we step outside, we will be beaten up by the police for evading lockdown. After getting trapped here, we uploaded a video on social media seeking help. Following it, some people bought food and essential commodities for us. But all the food products will be over within a few days. Apart from the food problem, it is disturbing that 40 of us are living in three rooms. We have been facing these problems for the last three days,” told Ashwin, a native of Balussery to mathrubhumi.com
The 40 men reached Maharashtra for training after getting a marketing job at Glaze Trading India Private Limited which is headquartered in Delhi.
Their company was closed down after the centre imposed nationwide lockdown followed by the Janata Curfew. Hence, they got stranded in a strange city without any clue on their next move.
They complained that apart from hiring three rooms for their accommodation, the company did not initiate any action to take them back to their place.
India imposed 21-day long nationwide lockdown as finding social distancing is the only solution to control the pandemic. But these 40 people are being camped in three rooms without wearing masks and following no preventive measures. They are worried that they will get infected with COVID-19 at any time.
Though they are not able to contact the government, they hope that somebody will help them for help.
Contact numbers of the three among the stranded youth are as follows.