*Picture shows Officers who addressed the media inside Secretariat in Ranchi on Friday.

Anrendra Pratap Singh, Chief Nodal Officer of Corona related matters of Jharkhand,said that as of now, more than 3 lakh 15 thousand migrant laborers have returned to Jharkhand. 

He said that these migrant laborers have been brought through buses and special trains and screening of all migrant laborers has also been done. 

Singh said so while addressing the media regarding the work being done by the state government for the prevention of Corona Virus (Covid-19) infection at Project Bhawan today.

Singh said that the facilities have increased after the new guidelines of the Central Government. Now the accountability of the state from where the trains have to come has been ensured as well as it has become easier for the migrant laborers living in different districts to go to their homes as the train is now running in a scheduled manner. 

So far 18 people have returned from abroad under the Vande Bharat Mission.Aming them,13 have been kept in paid Quarantine in Jharkhand while the other five have been quarantined at other places in the country. 

He informed that the Chief Secretary is coordinating with the Chief Secretaries of other states to bring back the migrant workers to their home through buses or other means who are travelling on foot. The state government will bear the expenses in this process.

K Ravi Kumar, Secretary, Transport department said that about 1,01,229 people have returned to the state through buses. At the same time, 103 trains have come to Jharkhand from different states and 84 trains are scheduled for other dates. 

So far, 1,38,564 migrant laborers have returned to the state through the Shramik Express special train. Passes are also being issued for movement by private vehicles in the state. So far, 2,17,214 applications have been received, which have been considered and action has been taken.

Amitabh Kaushal, Secretary, Disaster Management Department,said that people are coming back from several states after the guidelines issued by the Central Government. 

A large number of migrant laborers are coming back to their homes, in this context, work is being done at grass root levels. Emphasizing on social policing, he said that an order has been issued to all the Deputy Commissioners of all the district to work as per the guidelines for special monitoring in rural areas. 

For this, the village head, Mukhiya, Anganwadi Sevikas, Sahayikas, watchman, school committee, teacher etc. are engaged in the work of making people aware of the current situation of Corona Virus infection, it's prevention and the safety measures from door to door in their villages.

Kaushsl said that at present, 1,57,941 people have been Home Quarantined while 1,12,189 people have been kept in Government Quarantine Centers. He said that, as of now, an amount of Rs. 74 crore 53 lakh 28 thousand has been allocated by the Disaster Management Department for the Covid-19 related matters to various districts and departments. 

Also, the District Disaster Management Committee has been authorized to decide where and what arrangements has to be made in their respective districts.

Dr. Nitin Madan Kulkarni, Secretary, Health Department,said that, as of now, 308 people have been found Covid-19 positive in the state, in which 136 people have been recovered and properly discharged and 3 have died. 

Currently, there are 169 active cases in the state. So far, 42,245 Corona Virus tests have been conducted in the state by the government, out of which 40,280 tests have been done in the lab set up by the government while 1,965 tests have been done in private labs. 

The death rate in the state is 0.97 percent. There is no red zone district in the state as per the new guideline of the central government. Also, 10 new TrueNat machines have been installed in the state for testing. With the installation of this machine, the testing process will be increased and 40 tests can be done from one machine throughout the day. 

He had informed that not a single Covid-19 positive case has been reported in Khunti, Pakur and Sahebganj. At the same time, tests of 19,686 migrant laborers have been taken. The recovery rate in the state is 44.2 percent.,

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