Many have been walking for days, some with families including small children, on deserted highways with little access to food or water.
However, the workers refused to budge, and started pelting stones at police,” Surat Deputy Commissioner of Police Vidhi Chaudhari said.
Tip of IcebergIndia has registered 1,071 cases of the coronavirus, of whom 29 have died, the health ministry said on Monday.
In the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, health workers dressed in protection suits sprayed disinfectant on a group of migrant workers who were also trying to make the journey home to their villages, local television showed.
Nitish Kumar, the top government official in the district, later said health workers had been ordered to disinfect buses being used by the local authorities but in their zeal they had also turned their hoses onto migrant workers.

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