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COVID-19 lockdown: Nagaon man reaches home on foot from Gujarat

A migrant worker from Nagaon in Assam reportedly walked around 2500 kilometers from Vapi in Gujarat and reached his hometown on April 19 amid the nationwide lockdown to contain COVID-19 pandemic.

The man, belonging to Nagaon’s Gadharigaon village was working at the industrial city of Vapi. He started his journey to his hometown on March 27 amid the nationwide lockdown and took around 23 days to reach Raha in Nagaon district, the Assam Tribune reported on April 21.

The report said that the man was rescued from Raha toll gate and was admitted to the Nagaon Swahid Bhugeswari Phookonani Civil Hospital. Meanwhile, doctors of the hospital said that although he was tired, he was stable. They added that since he had arrived from outside the state, he would be put in 14 days quarantine period, either at the hospital or at home. Simultaneously, his swab samples also would be sent for COVID-19 test, the report said.

The man, who had set out on his journey on foot on March 27, was allegedly robbed of Rs 4000 he had and other belongings while he was in Bihar. He said he survived by begging.

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