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Delhi: Migrants Sprayed With Disinfectant,Civic Body Says A "Mistake"
Amid the coronavirus lockdown, a large number of migrant workers and their families have been trying to go home,by any means
Delhi: Migrants Sprayed With Disinfectant, Civic Body Says A "Mistake"
New Delhi: In South Delhi's Lajpat Nagar a group of migrants, waiting outside a school for coronavirus screening, were sprayed with a disinfectant by the civic agency on Friday.
Later the South Delhi Municipal Corporation said that it was a "mistake" as the worker who was handling the spray could not handle the pressure of the machine and the recoil changed the direction of the spray.
The civic agency in a statement said that, SDMC officials have "apologized" to the migrants.'
To screen for coronavirus hundreds of migrants had gathered outside a school at Lajpat Nagar before boarding a special "Shramik train
A video of the incident was shared on social media. A worker engaged in a sanitation drive can be seen spraying disinfectant on some of the migrants.
"Since the school is in a residential colony, there was a huge demand from residents for disinfecting the compound and the road. But due to the pressure of the jetting machine, the worker could not manage it for some moments," the SDMC said in the statement.
"The staff has already been instructed to be more careful and attentive while doing the job in the future. The official present at the site apologized to the public," the SDMC said.
Amid the coronavirus lockdown, a large number of migrant workers and their families have been trying to go home, by any means.