Meghalaya Citizens Stuck in other NE States to be brought back after May 5
Shillong, April 30, 2020:
Taking an initiative to facilitate the return of its citizens stranded in the other Northeast Indian states, the Meghalaya Government has started issuing registration forms in this regard.
The Government of Meghalaya will be making arrangements to bring back its stranded citizens who are in the North-East states and who wish to return back to the State, said a Government release undersigned by the Chief Secretary of the state. The Meghalaya government will permit all such movement into the state from May 5 onwards, added the release.
Those who intend to return to the state have been instructed to fill up a form in the Government’s official website on or before May 4, 2020.
Those who do not have internet access, have been instructed to call helpline numbers (81320-11037, 84330-38716, 97115 44148, 73385-50288) between 9 am to 8 pmon any day till May 4, 2020 to register.
The Chief Secretary has further hinted that the citizens stranded in other states could also potentially be brought back soon. “For citizens stranded in other States, the registration process will be announced as soon as confirmation is received from Government of India about resumption or arrangement of air or train travel services”, said the notification.
It is to be noted that given the current situation of crisis amid the pandemic outbreak, pre-registration is mandatory for entering the State.
Meghalaya has so far detected 12 cases or the COVID-19 virus. While one patient has died, others are said to be on the “path towards recovery.”
Meanwhile, all primary contacts under home quarantine are being visited by a team of doctors in their residences and being monitored very closely. This team has completed more than 530 home visits from April 22-27.
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