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SC seeks report on migrants

SC seeks report on migrants

With thousands of migrants taking to the road to walk back to their native villages, the Supreme Court has sought a status report from the Centre by Tuesday on the measures taken in view of the large-scale exodus of labourers. A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao, which took up two separate PILs filed by advocates Alakh Alok Srivastava and Rashmi Bansal, observed that the migration of labourers out of panic and fear was becoming a bigger problem than the coronavirus. Meanwhile, two more coronavirus-linked deaths were reported from Maharashtra, taking the nationwide toll to 29, while the number of cases spiked to 1071 as the lockdown to break the transmission chain of the infection entered its sixth day.