Over 500 stranded persons to arrive today

Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, MAY 28 (NPN) | Publish Date: 5/28/2020 12:51:18 PM IST

Around 545 stranded persons from Nagaland were expected to arrive on May 29 from various places of the country.

According to a report of the control room empowered group Dimapur, 19 passengers were expected to reach Dimapur from Delhi by train, two from Dibrugarh, 128 from Kolkata by four buses and 396 from Rajasthan will reach Lumding by a special train and thereafter leave for Dimapur on May 29 morning.
Further, 52 stranded citizens on May 28 reached Nagaland-- 41 from Delhi and Dibrugarh by train, 4 from Guwahati by ambulance and 7 from Arunachal Pradesh by bus.
Meanwhile, 12,677 citizens have signed up in the nCOVID-19 Nagaland- Visitors App since May 23 and during the past 14 days, 2492 persons submitted their travel self-declaration. 
Be mentally prepared to receive returnees: APC
Agriculture Production Commissioner (APC), Y Kikheto Sema, who is also in-charge of Dimapur district for COVID-19 activities, has appealed to Mon and Peren districts to get mentally prepared to receive returnees, who have tested negative and undergone institutional quarantine in Dimapur for stipulated days.
Addressing a press conference at Saramati Hotel here Thursday, Sema said the move to send those returnees to their districts was being initiated so other returnees, who would be reaching the state in a few days, could be accommodated at the quarantine centres. It may be mentioned that around 3200 returnees are expected arrive in the state soon.
Dimapur currently has around 46 to 47 quarantine centres with a total capacity of around 4000 plus beds. 
According to APC, Dimapur was accommodating around 75% of the total returnees, which is around 3200 of the total 4000 returnees. Sema also disclosed that 12 COVID-19 positive cases in Dimapur comprised of four women and eight men and said that their condition was currently stable.
Meanwhile, APC expressed gratitude to all those responsible for providing spaces to the government for quarantine centres. He also acknowledged the Ao community and Ao Churches, Western Sumi Hoho and Western Sumi Baptist Akukuhou Kuqhakulu, and Kuda Baptist Church, for volunteering to sponsor and take care of returnees. 
APC also heaped praise on all frontline workers in Dimapur, which he described as team Dimapur, for keenly adhering to any instructions given by the government. He further acknowledged team Dimapur for all their hard work and sacrifices and requested them to give their best even in days to come.
Sema also acknowledged Dimapur citizens for being supportive and rendering support to the government. 
APC requested doctors of all private hospitals to continue rendering their support. He also appealed to all civil society organisations in the state to unite and fight the pandemic together.

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