There was an increased flow of people through Walayar checkpost on Wednesday, the third day of the arrival of stranded Keralites from other states.
Till Saturday, 5.34 lakh Keralites, including 3.98 lakh expatriates and 1.36 lakh from other states, have registered to return to the state.
Pinarayi added that the state has also asked the Centre to prepare a package to rehabilitate those Indians who come back after losing their jobs.
They find the Indian ministry's directive to get COVID-19 negative certificates impractical and makes their safe passage to the home country more dangerous and difficult.
The COVID-19 test result of a Keralite who was quarantined on his return from Malaysia has turned negative.
Bankruptcy is also to blame, claiming the lives of 229 men and 23 women in 2018