4192 stranded persons find their way home in two days

4192 stranded citizens in different districts of Nagaland finds their way home in two days

Kohima, May 07 (NE): A total of 4192 persons find their way home during the Inter-State movement for stranded persons in different districts of Nagaland due to Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.

Minister, planning & coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu, while briefing on COVID-19 status in the state said that the Inter-District movement of stranded persons to their home districts which began yesterday continued for the second day today, May 08, 2020, a total of 1758 persons in 85 buses have travelled back to their respective districts from various locations of the State, he added.

( Stranded local and indigenous people from Dimapur and Kohima received by Peren District Administration at GHS Mhainamtsi | Photo: DIPR)

On Thursday, May 07, 2020 a total of 2,434 citizens travelled back to their respective districts from various locations in 106 buses.

As notified by the Government of Nagaland, the movement is allowed between May 07 to May 09, 2020. To facilitate the movements of the Indigenous people of Nagaland stranded in different districts due to COVID-19 pandemic, facilitation cells have been set up in each district.

The government also arranged free NST bus services for the people who depends on public transport. Stranded persons can contact the facilitation cell for booking NST bus tickets or to get permission to travel in their own vehicles.

Covid-19 status in Nagaland:

As on May 08, 2020, a total of 805 samples have been sent for testing from the State. The results of 775 samples have been received and all have been tested negative. The results for the remaining 30 samples are awaited.

A total of 7369 persons have been screened today. 77 persons are under facility quarantine and 6790 persons completed home quarantine.

The Department of Health & Family Welfare has issued an advisory for any seriously ill non-COVID patients requiring treatment outside the State. Such patients are requested to contact their respective District Task Force for more information.

They are also requested to get a written document, an acceptance note by the Referring-in hospital while applying for referral or movement permit.

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