COVID-19: MHA Launches Portal to Monitor Movement of Migrants

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Updated17 May 2020, 03:27 AM IST
India
6 min read

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday, 16 May launched an online portal to facilitate the movement of migrant labourers across the country. The dashboard is to ensure better coordination, movement and contact tracing.

Earlier today, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressing the fourth press briefing on the 20 lakh crore economic package announced under the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’. She announced a slew of structural reforms in eight sectors.

Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 85,940 on Saturday, 16 May, according to the Health Ministry. There are now 53,035 active cases across the country, while 2,752 people have died. As many as 30,152 patients have been cured or discharged and one has left the country.

Snapshot
  • Six migrant workers were killed in a road accident near Madhya Pradesh’s Banda (Sagar district) on Saturday
  • In another incident, 24 migrants died and many injured after a truck they were travelling in collided with another truck in UP’s Auraiya
  • The Bengal govt said on Saturday that it would bear the entire cost of movement for their migrant workers by special trains from other states to West Bengal
  • Mizoram has extended the lockdown till 31 May to check spread of coronavirus, PTI reported on Friday, 15 May, quoting an official

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2:49 AM, 16 May
KEY EVENT

Karnataka District Judiciary, Family Courts to be Closed Till 6 June

The district courts, family courts, labour courts and industrial tribunals in Karnataka will remain closed till 6 June 2020, ANI reported on Saturday, 16 May.

COVID-19: MHA Launches Portal to Monitor Movement of Migrants
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2:47 AM, 16 May
KEY EVENT

24 Migrants Killed, Many Injured After Two Trucks Collide In UP

Twenty-four migrants have been killed and many injured after a truck they were travelling in collided with another truck at around 3 am in Uttar Pradesh, making this the latest incident in which stranded migrant workers have been killed in an accident while trying to return home.

2:53 AM, 16 May
KEY EVENT

United States Will Donate Ventilators to India: Trump

US President Donald Trump on Friday said that the United States will donate ventilators to India to support the country's fight against the coronavirus pandemic. He also said that both the United States and India are cooperating on vaccine development in order to beat the "invisible enemy."

3:57 AM, 16 May
KEY EVENT

India Crosses China's Tally, Total Number of Cases at 85,940

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 85,940 on Saturday, 16 May, according to the Health Ministry. There are now 53,035 active cases across the country, while 2,752 people have died. As many as 30,152 patients have been cured or discharged and one has left the coutry.

There has been a spike of 3,970 cases and 103 deaths in India in the last 24 hours.

COVID-19: MHA Launches Portal to Monitor Movement of Migrants
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Published: 16 May 2020, 03:12 AM IST
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