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759 migrant laborers found Covid-19 infected in Rajasthan

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Since May 1, 759 migrant workers have been found infected with Covid-19 in Rajasthan. Officials have said that most of them have returned from Mumbai. Excluding Jaipur, Kota, Bundi and Ganganagar, migrant laborers have been found positive in the remaining 29 districts of Rajasthan, including Bhilwara, where there was no reported infection for about 20 days. So far 5,87,880 migrant workers have returned to Rajasthan and the number of infected in the state is 5,507.

Rajasthan’s Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Rohit K Singh said that he has identified 11 districts as red zones as there is a fear of increasing the number of cases there. Most migrant laborers are expected to return in these areas in the coming days.

He said that they are upgrading medical infrastructure in districts like Barmer, Udaipur, Bikaner, Bhilwara, Jodhpur and Rajsamand. Singh said that most of the workers found Covid-19 positive have returned from Mumbai and Gujarat.

Bhilwara Collector Rajendra Bhatt said that the disease has been detected in 42 migrants and most of them have returned to the district from Mumbai. There are 30 people returning from Mumbai, followed by 10 workers from Gujarat and two workers returning from Madhya Pradesh.

District Collector Kana Ram said that out of 164 Covid-19 cases in Dungarpur, the number of migrant laborers is 159 and most of them have returned from Mumbai. His Pali counterpart, Ansh Deep said that most of the infected people in his district have also arrived here from Mumbai, where they have worked as vegetable, fruit and ice cream vendors.