Medical staff members of a government-run medical college collect swabs from people to test for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at a newly installed Walk-In Sample Kiosk (WISK) in Ernakulam in the southern state of Kerala, India, April 6, 2020.
Trivandrum - As and when the airports are open, about half a million Keralaites, mostly from the Middle East, are expected to return in one month's time.
The Kerala government on Tuesday issued an order asking all the Kerala diaspora who wish to return to the state once flights resume, to register on the Norka-Roots website, www.norkaroots.org
"This is being done to see that the state government is ready with all the necessary arrangements," said the order. "Those who are found to be in good health will be have to be in isolation in their homes for 14 days. Those with any symptoms will be sent to a corona care centre and would have to be there.
"There is a provision for those who wish to be in isolation at hotels or resorts and will have to pay for it."
According to rough estimates, as and when the airports are open, about half a million Keralaites, mostly from the Middle East, are expected to return in one month's time.