Gangtok, May 5, 2020:
After the easing of the lockdown restrictions, the first batch of Sikkimese students who have were stranded due to the coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent lockdown, arrived at Rangpo and Melli checkposts earlier today.
A total of sixty nine students in three buses arrived at Rangpo via Sikkim Nationalised Transportation (SNT) buses. One bus also came through Melli Checkpost while there buses came from Rangpo Checkpost.
The students were also accompanied by medical personnel and altogether 84 people entered Sikkim today. They were taken to screening camp directly for medical checkup and thereafter sent to facility quarantine.
It needs mention here that all the students will be kept in facility quarantine as they came from Red Zone areas where the disease has made more of an impact.
Most of the Sikkimese students were brought back from Siliguri, but 19 students of Sikkim stranded in the coaching hub of Kota in Rajasthan, were also brought back to Sikkim today.
The students were brought to Sevoke in West Bengal on a bus from Rajastha. After reaching Sevoke, they were transited to another bus provided by the Sikkim Government.
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