All facilities for quarantine available for 2.5 lakh Gulf returnees: CM


If the central government arranged the facility to help expats return home, the state will take care of all matters of the returnees here.

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the state government has made arrangements to quarantine the expats returning to Kerala near the airport itself and to shift the suspected patients to hospitals. The government is making arrangements to quarantine about 2.5 lakh people and even if more people arrive, facilities are available to accommodate them, he said.

If the central government arranged the facility to help expats return home, the state will take care of all matters. The government will manage and monitor everything from quarantining to discharging the patients. The government expects a favourable stand from the Centre in this matter.

The expats should remain at the places they are currently living strictly following the guidelines, until the central government takes a positive decision. The Non Resident Keralites Affairs (NORKA) is trying to help the expats in Gulf countries in all possible ways by ensuring support through the embassies and Malayali organisations in the places, the chief minister stated.

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