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Issues of migrant workers must be addressed as first priority: Rahul Gandhi


PTI, Apr 23, 2020, 3:03 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said issues of migrant workers must be addressed as the first priority and lockdown beyond May 3 should only be continued in COVID-19 hotspots and not in green zones.

Speaking at the Congress Working Committee meeting through video-conferencing, the former party president said the lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus was a mere pause button.

“Issue of migrant workers needs to be addressed as a first priority. Lockdown is a mere pause button,” he said.

Gandhi said the further extension of the lockdown post May 3 should only be continued in COVID-19 hotspot zones.

“As a nation we need to think of a transition from a lockdown to lockdown only in disease hot zones and commencement of activities in the green zones,” he said.

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