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COVID lock down: Over 100 pavement dwellers shifted to shelter homes

GUWAHATI: Over 100 pavement dwellers including women in
Guwahati have been shifted to four shelter homes by the state’s Social Welfare Department
at the instruction of the Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (Metro), Biswajit Pegu in
view of the lock down declared dues to COVID-19 pandemic.

Most of these shelter less persons used to beg in various
parts of the city including near Sukreswar Temple and Guwahati Railway Station.
They have been shifted to shelter homes with the help of Guwahati Municipal Corporation
in view of the looming threat of novel coronavirus and prevailing country-wide
lock down.

The process to shift such persons to shelter homes started
on Tuesday last and is being continued.

Source: The Shillong Times

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