Broke Tourists Found Living Inside Caves In India During Coronavirus Lockdown Gets Rescued

Uttarakhand, India: Last month (March 2020), Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, ordered and implemented the biggest lockdown in the history of the world, forcing over 1.3 billion people inside their house.

The lockdown measures of the country have left millions of people without food and shelter, affecting mostly the ones that are depending on daily wage works.

Not only the workers of the country but people that were visiting India for fun were forced to take shelter in areas that they never imagined they would.

6 foreigners, who ran out of money and were unable to leave the country as a result of the lockdown, were found living inside a cave in the Lakshman Jhula area in the pilgrim town of Rishikesh, northern India.

Rakendra Singh Kataith, a station house officer, released a statement about the foreigners living inside the caves.

Singh said in the statement:

“The group includes three women and three men. Two of them hail from Ukraine and one each from Turkey, USA, France and Nepal.They were all brought to the police station where they said that they had shifted to the cave on March 24 after they ran out of money to pay hotel charges. However, they had saved some money to buy food and other supplies.”

The 6 foreigners reportedly set up a home in a cave and were sleeping there.

The 6 cooked their food over a campfire.

The SHO added:

“They have been now shifted to a quarantine centre with all required facilities. None of them have shown any symptoms of Covid-19 in the medical examination.”

Dhiraj Singh Garbyal, the district magistrate of Pauri Garhwal, released a statement about the incident.

In the statement he said:

“Almost all the foreigners had come to the district much before the Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown. As a precautionary measure,” he added, “they are being screened by doctors from time to time and are taken care of with all the required facilities.”

As of writing this article, India has confirmed 18,658 cases of the novel coronavirus.

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