Main Article: Covid-19 | Situation of Migrant Workers Amidst Lockdown


The petitioner filed an application seeking a direction to convert the hotels and guest houses into quarantine centres. Observing that the petitioner’s concern was being addressed by the Central Government, Supreme Court disposed of the application.

The bench comprising Justices LN Rao and Deepak Gupta passed the following order:

This application has been filed by a practicing lawyer that the Government should requisition Hotels, Resorts, Government Guest Houses, State Bhavans and Sadans etc. for the purpose of housing and providing shelter to migrant workers. Learned Solicitor General of India submitted that the State Governments have been requisitioning private properties including hotels, apartments etc. as and when required. The concern of the Petitioner is being addressed by 2 the Union of India. We see no reason to entertain this application.

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